Ken Livingstone, mayor of London, intends to preside over the opening of the 2012 Olympics.
This promise requires quite a leap of faith, as he is currently standing for re-election and even if he wins, his term of office will expire in Spring 2012. In order to open the August 2012 games, he would need to win this year's election and the one in 2012.
He also claims that the Olympics will be ready well ahead of time, and are on course to come in at least £1BN below the £9.3BN budget.
Well that's alright then!
Don't forget though, that this is man who promised not to raise the congestion charge at the last election; as soon as he won, he promptly raised the congestion charge.