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Thursday, November 13, 2008

Jowell Admits Olympics Are A Mistake

Tessa Jowell, the minister for the Olympics and Paymaster General, has had an epiphany.

She has finally realised, and publicly admitted, that the London 2012 Olympics are a mistake.

Something that everyone else has been saying for the last few years.

Jowell, who has mismanaged the Olympics budget (which has ballooned from £3BN to £12BN, including running costs) made her admission to 40 leisure industry bosses at a dinner on Tuesday night.

Quote:

"Had we known what we know now, would we have bid for the Olympics? Almost certainly not."

Quite!

She then had a go at the media for giving rise to the impression that:

"The budget is out of control; all the venues are late; and all the people involved with this great project are completely useless."

Unfortunately for Jowell, all of the above seems to be pretty accurate from where I am sitting.

Olympic Medals won during the Beijing 2008 Olympics

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