Richard Relton representing Sead Dizdarevic's Jet Set Sports, and Peter Moore, head of Olympic packages at Thomas Cook's agency Iluka, both appear - courtesy of secret filming - in Channel 4's Olympic Tickets for Sale, each claiming ability to sell access to the London 2012 ORN Zil Lanes.
Submitted by Steve Dowding on Tue, 14/02/2012 - 17:31.
A recent sponsorship deal has seen the London Organising Committee for the Olympic Games accept money from Dow Chemical. Dow will provide a fabric "wrap" which will be placed around London's Olympic stadium.
According to Britain's Guardian newspaper the wrap's purpose is to reduce wind inside the stadium. But, as the metaphor says ...
Submitted by Mike Wells on Mon, 19/12/2011 - 15:10.
Submitted by Julian Cheyne on Thu, 15/12/2011 - 21:27.
Athletes are a shambolic lot, they can't walk in a straight line, they wander around, waste time and generally dawdle instead of getting on with the parade! I have to say this wasn't how I viewed athletes. But apparently this is the opinion of the IOC. Blame is being placed on them, possibly rather unfairly, for holding things up during opening ceremonies. In Beijing the ceremony was regarded as an endurance test with athletes on their feet for up to seven hours. A 'source' said "We are seeking ways to force the athletes in the parade of nations to march in a much more orderly fashion, unlike the last few Games when they spread out and wasted time."
Submitted by Julian Cheyne on Fri, 07/10/2011 - 22:19.
First Lowcog wanted to kidnap the year 2012 and prevent an arts programme using it in the name of their exhibition. Now the IOC has prevented cake makers using Olympic logos in a British Sugarcraft Guild cake decorating exhibition! Jan Thorpe, chairman of the judges committee, yesterday described the crackdown as "excessive". She said: "There is no commercial gain whatsoever from this. We were simply doing an Olympic display during the Olympic year in sugar. We thought the (International) Olympic Committee would be happy that people were getting involved. It really upset us. This is our skill and we wanted to join in."
Submitted by Julian Cheyne on Tue, 27/09/2011 - 15:52.
The grim tale of Olympic evictions continues at Sochi. The IOC has praised Sochi’s preparations. Jean-Claude Killy said “We have organised Olympic Games all over the world – Norway, Japan, Italy… But I have never seen anything like what I saw in Sochi. I believe that after the Olympics, Sochi’s former history will seem pre-history. The city will turn into one of the world’s best resorts.”
Submitted by Julian Cheyne on Sat, 10/09/2011 - 23:59.
Remember those promises from the IOC that the Beijing Olympics would result in improvements in China's human rights record? Francois Carrard told the BBC: 'If the Games were not awarded to China the (human rights) situation would not have progressed, this is a contribution to progress, an accelerating factor.' Monsieur Carrard went on 'I'm convinced that when we look at this with the perspective of history we will see that the Olympic Games will have been an opportunity for considerable progress.'
Submitted by Julian Cheyne on Thu, 25/08/2011 - 08:49.
Submitted by Julian Cheyne on Fri, 17/06/2011 - 00:42.