The ‘Lympics: The Penultimate Countdown...

Its very easy to ‘have a go’ at the London 2012 Olympics, particularly if you live or work in London and are faced with council tax & business rates increases, but from day one, I have been a massive supporter of the idea.

The London Olympics of 1908 and 1948, not to mention the 1966 World Cup Final are moments in time we all still talk about, even though most of us weren’t even there. I know people keep going on about a legacy, but I can’t help thinking that just holding the 2012 Olympics in London will leave a lasting mark on the whole country, not to mention a much needed boost to East London (the Olympic Park is already looking great by the way). If I was a still a kid, I’m sure I would remember 2012 for the rest of my life.

That said, I have to admit I scoffed at the pink logo when Sir Seb presented it for the first time and I remember my huge disappointment at the lack of the cliché London skyline, lions & Beefeaters, but in hindsight, every-time I see a UPS lorry pull up outside my office with that clashing pink splodge on the side I can’t help thinking that maybe they go it right after all(although I do still prefer in it’s Geri Halliwell / brit pop Union Jack livery).
And then there’s the two mascots... they say they will be running around filming the goings on as POV cameras, and although deep down I still wish that they had bought back World Cup Willie, I have to admit that I find the concept of Wensleydale & Mordor (tm) an infinitely more intriguing prospect... Bring it on!