Would you go to the Olympics?

Discussion in 'The Intelligence Cell' started by Bravo_Bravo, Nov 14, 2011.

  1. No, it bores me nearly as much as ringdoby

    43 vote(s)
  2. No, Security is a major concern

    4 vote(s)
  3. Yes, but with concerns

    1 vote(s)
  4. Yes, why worry?

    7 vote(s)

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  1. ( unless there under Orders...)

    Forget the politics, would you visit, given what various people with suntans and grudges think of us?
  2. I'm sure you will be safe.
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  3. No!!!! I have already booked flights and hotel in Oz for the duration of the Olympics! Different sort of sunshine over there compared with what we might be receiving over here! ;-)
  4. Pararegtom

    Pararegtom LE Book Reviewer

    So your a racist, and a moral and physical coward? ps our armed forces may well help maintain the security, but im sure you,ll have a note from yer mum, due to that nasty verruca so wont turn up.
  5. No. Load of hype and bollocks. Decided not to support it as it's not about the sport, it's about money, corruption, more money and more corrpution. Did I mention money and corruption? I was going to take my kids just for the occasion but I'm not trailing down there to spend a bloody fortune taking them to see it. Oh, and the money... none of it will come from me, apart from the huge amounts that have already been hived off in taxes and funding cuts that would have been better spent on local needs rather than the load of hype and bollocks that we'll get for London, most of which will be squandered as per bloody usual, if hasn't already been done. Jalapeno crisps anyone?
    I guess it lowers the risk of my family being blown up too.

    ...and rest. I think that about covers it. Must have a beer to calm down. Any excuse.
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  6. No. It's a shame the Froggies didn't get it.

    Bravo Bravo, you should add a poll.
  7. Not a chance, besides I hope to revisit Asia again roughly over that crazy period..
  8. If any of the cowardly twats amongst you have tickets you aren't using, I'll happily have them.

    Oh - you didn't have tickets? So it's just a bit of whinging sour grapes then is it?
  9. CountryGal

    CountryGal LE Book Reviewer

    I have tickets for the oylmpics - regardless of the politics im taking the little one along
  10. It might be more relevant to ask if we'd wanted tickets before having a go. No I don't want tickets as I've thought it stupid to even try to get the games here when we, as a country, are stony broke and massively in debt as it is.
    Even if I'd wanted to go, the price of admission alone is a joke; not to mention the travelling costs, the price of food and drink and the sheer logistics of trying to get to London at that time.
    No, quite definitely not!
  11. I don't even know when the Olympics are, **** 'em, more money out of my taxes to line the pockets of throbbers.
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  12. We worked out that (if we had tickets, which we do not) just to get my family down there and stay for two nights would set us back over £500. So stuff it, we're watching it on TV. The olympics is like the Millenium Dome again. Hugely expensive, over budget and with almost zero chance of anyone else in the rest of the country who helped pay for it all getting to actually see it for real.
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  13. There will be an awful lot of squaddies attending [stagging on] whether they like it or not .....
    My chance hopefully to get cheap flights to Australia and NZ to see the kids whilst it is on.
    With thousands of free ticketed best seats earmarked for the great and the good being paid for out of my taxes and as alluded too in previous posts an expensive 2 week junket that is all about money and corruption .... I'm giving it a miss.
  14. Auld-Yin

    Auld-Yin LE Reviewer Book Reviewer Reviews Editor

    And the Lord Coe ego train and, more importantly for him, the gravy train goes on with the World Athletics competition in a few years (someone can put in the date as I have forgotten it) after the Olympics.

    When is Britain going to stop pandering to Coe and his Coe-terie(see wot I done there? :) )
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