So how much does an Olympic Games cost?
I need to say up front that London winning the Olympics games in 2012 is a fantastic opportunity to turn London into a truely 21st Century city, besides it was fun to see the looks on the faces of the French when they lost. Two years on from the announcement the predictable British self flagulation has started as becomes obvious that the initial budget was a little under cooked, although I’m surprised everyone is surprised that staging an Olympic games plus area regeneration costs a bit more than 2.3 billion pounds and you’d have thought by now that we would all understand no large civil engineering project ever sticks to it’s original budget, Channel Tunnel or Wembley anyone? However with something as important as the Olympics officialdom needs to be more honest and upfront about costs and how it’ll be paid for especially if the intention is to raid the Lottery ‘good causes’ funding. Which frankly is an appalling prospect.