Ben Parkinson & The Olympic Cock-Up

Discussion in 'Current Affairs, News and Analysis' started by maninblack, Jun 19, 2012.

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  1. maninblack

    maninblack LE Book Reviewer

    I have just heard that the plan for Ben Parkinson to carry the Olympic Torch through Doncaster this week will have to be scrapped.

    Despite him having two prosthetic legs some bloody idiot has asigned him a stretch of the relay with a hill despite Doncaster being generally as flat as The Netherlands.

    Ben had been training to use his legs and was determined to walk rather than use a chair but the hill is likely to be one challenge too far at this stage of his recovery.
     
  2. chrisg46

    chrisg46 LE Book Reviewer

    Cant they swap with a flat bit?
     
  3. BBC News - London 2012: Ex-soldier's Olympic torch relay in doubt
     
  4. Has the French Secret Service dirty tricks squad infiltrated the Olympic PR team, d'you think?
     
  5. **** off, Chubb.
     
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  6. Surely a re-jig on the legs (no pun intended) is the easiest way to resolve this??? Either that or sabotage it on the day. If only an ex-squaddie was in charge of making sure the right people get dropped off at the right place!!!! :)
     
  7. If the ta thread is anything to go by, if the forces were organising it then the mt with ben on would turn up 45 minutes after cutoff, but a good few hours before the torch arrived. They'd then be sent home to see if they could get it done properly the next day.