60,000 Convicts to build the Olympic Village

Discussion in 'Current Affairs, News and Analysis' started by bobthedog, Feb 10, 2006.

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  1. msr

    msr LE

    Banging people up doesn't work, so why not try something different?

  2. RTFQ


  3. And there's me thinking this was about the Peking Olympics!
  4. Wonder how much building material will be stolen?

    ''Sorry, Mr Rogge, but someone appears to have stolen the Olympic Flame. We've asked Dame Kelly Holmes to stand in the corner holding a candle. Will that do?"

    And would the IOC want a stadium built by amateurs? {insert Wembley joke of your choice here} I'd assume that having a stadium put up by people who know nothing about bricklaying, etc, etc isn't the greatest idea in the history of the Olympic movement.
  5. Isn't 'enthusiastic amateurs' the underlying purpose of the Olympic movement?
  6. I'm not sure they'll be enthusiastic, though...
  7. "Enthusiastic amateurs" would be a descriptive term for me and my first girlfriend--but we weren't engaged in executing a multi-million dollar government project...though the results of our first attempts were about as well-executed as most government projects. We did get much better with practice...but then we lost our "amateur" standing, didn't we? ;)
  8. msr

    msr LE

    Why? Were you getting paid for the performance?

  9. Well, *we* found the experience ummm..."rewarding". :p
  10. Me too...