Tuesday, July 05, 2005

The 2012 Olympics

I hope that Paris will win the bid for the 2012 Olympic Games because it will inconvenience Parisians with enormous construction projects and masses of sports fans. Plus, I think London is expensive enough as it is and there is really no need to crowd it even more. The economic benefits seem to be dubious and uncertain (apparently Montreal just finished paying off its debt for hosting the 1976 WInter Olympics - even though other cities have benefited).
Most importantly, however, if he wins the bid Chirac may be compelled to be slightly less annoying than usual at the G8 summit which takes place right after the announcement is made.

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