Locog, the organisers of the London 2012 Olympics, have a propensity to waste taxpayers' money on their plans for self aggrandisement.
A particularly good example of their waste is the £26M that they intend to spend on the Olympics shooting range at Woolwich.
British Shooting want the range to be sited at Dartford. This is a 178-acre site which, post-2012, would leave shooting with an up to date facility; ie it would leave a legacy.
Locog are trying to concentrate the Games in one very small area of London, and have opted for Woolwich at a cost of £26M.
The chairman of British Shooting, Phil Boakes, said:
"An enormous amount of money is going to be squandered by Locog. The £26 million it is going to cost is made up of £18.6 million to build the facilities and £4million to demolish after the Games (plus VAT) and there will be virtually no legacy for the sport."
In other words, Locog are spending £26M for a three week event.
Money down the toilet.
Why should Locog care, it's only taxpayers' money!