Wednesday 8 August 2007 8.37am
You might remember the issues I ran into with my website ....
The website is inspired by events during Sydney 2000 Olympics when local homeowners contributed to the Games by letting their homes. This was also presented a financial opportunity for them.
LOCOG have recognised my idea (including Seb Coe) - but due to the Olympic Act small / tiny businesses and individual tax payers are not allowed to use Olympic marks in any shape or form to benefit (even if it is to provide a service).
Of course, the rich sponsors need to be protected, but with the business opportunites the Games will bring to the UK (London in particular) should others - tax and national lottery paying sponsors - also be allowed to have a piece of the action?. The Tax Payers Alliance estimate the cost of the Games to reach £12.6 bn. Ouch!.
As for my website, media coverage to date (BBC, newspaper) can be seen on my website under 'media;. Discussion is still on going and I will provide an udpdate soon.
Your comments please .........