Have I mentioned that I live right next to the site of the proposed London Olympics? That’s a rhetorical question by the way, much like this one,
British Olympic legend Sir Steve Redgrave today voiced his worries and urged the Government to end speculation about the increasing costs.
The five-times Olympic champion rower said: "I have found it frustrating and I will be very satisfied when we will get to a point where they say 'this is the budget, this is the money we have got to spend'.
"If you were building a house or an extension you would have a budget to spend. I think the British public would prefer that."
I’m sure they would Sir Steve. I propose that we give the Olympics to
Also in Olympic news this week is the latest ‘initiative’ to identify sports men and women for Team
Our fresh and new approach is fiendishly simple. Government researchers have been ensconced for months reviewing statistics relating to sporting prowess and have come up with a devastating formula – successful athletes are, on the whole, quite tall. So, sporting scouts are, as I write, scouring the country in search of young men of at least 6’ 3” and young women of 5’11” or more to make up our Olympic team. It doesn’t matter apparently if they have never done any sport before. This method, at least, is endorsed by Sir Steve Redgrave who revealed that he was channelled into rowing because a master at his school noticed that he had big hands and feet. He could just as easily have ended up as a porn star if the master had possessed different tastes. I guess we’ll never know. Our gold medal winning runner Dame Kelly Holmes at 5’ 3” would certainly not make the cut so it’s just as well she’s already retired.
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