Networking in Berkshire - Business Event Details

The London 2012 Olympics - What's Your View?

There's been no shortage of opinion about the cost of the Olympics and the press are jumping all over the slightest of problems (such as not enough security and showing the opposing flag of two countries still at war...any little thing these days!).

On a personal level I can't wait for it all to begin.  From a tourism point of view it's magnificent to see yet more images of our great Capital being beamed across the World and the venues look incredible.  I have clients not far from the Olympic Park and to see the work that's taken place in that area is fantastic - and wouldn't have happened if it weren't for this event.  I appreciate that the further North you go, the less support there seems to be for the games but I heard a chap from Bolton speaking yesterday about the amount of work given to construction companies from that region for the Games and without it, they would have struggled with even more unemployment.

I watched a good programme yesterday on the BBC called Bert & Dickie - about two scullers (I learnt from watching that rowing is a term for using just one oar) thrown together a few weeks before the 1948 Olympic Games in London.  Aside from the sporting story it was great to see some apparent conversations taking place about the commercial impact of the Games - could we afford to host it...what benefits might it bring?  Needless to say it was a very positive ending all round - both for two scullers and the Country in terms of the Nation getting behind it to buy tickets, companies getting involved as advertisers and people coming in from overseas to boost the economy.

So as far as I'm concerned and given everything I've heard and read, this is an amazing time.  For the Athletes who will take part, this is where their dreams can come true...for the Country it's a chance to show the World that even in tough times, we can still rally and celebrate sport...for the commercial sponsors it represents opportunity...for social networks it represents a new era of social comment and access to areas never previously achieved.

Here's to the start of London 2012 and to an incredible few weeks ahead.  I have tickets to the Greko Roman Wrestling with 5 of my friends and we're looking forward to a great day out (sadly my 100m final application didn't quite work out).

Let the games begin...


p.s. my hunch is that when the Olympic flame comes in to the stadium, David Beckham is going to kick a football through it which will extinguish the flame but light the ball, sore towards Steve Redgrave who will whack it with his Oar towards the crowd only for Kelly Holmes to come hurdling over the front row to knock it forward where it will land in the basket attached to the front of the bike of Chris Hoy who will then do a flip in mid air, when the ball ball land and light the torch being held by Daily Thompson who will carry it home and light the games...who needs Danny Boyle!

Views: 18

Add a Comment

You need to be a member of Networking in Berkshire - Business Event Details to add comments!

Join Networking in Berkshire - Business Event Details

Featured Companies

Action Coach Business Coaching - Reading

Take your business to the next level!  Find out more on the website, click above.

Claritas Accountancy

Helping you to grow your business to its full potential. 

Fantastic Services

Full selection of property maintenance services for your office / household; cleaning, gardening, handyman and pest control services in Slough and Reading.

Web Design & Online

Let our team boost your sales by enhancing your online presence! Request a free consultation.

Peninsula - HR & Health & Safety Services

Support to help advise, protect and grow organisations.

Get 'Featured' here

Business Directory

Find local companies, member profiles & get listed:


Latest Member Activity

Bob Lewis-Basson updated an event

SWIM (Second Wednesday in Maidenhead) at Norden Farm,

January 15, 2020 from 12:30pm to 2pm
Nov 30
Nick Evans is now a member of Networking in Berkshire - Business Event Details
Nov 21
An event by Claudia Gurr was featured

Network Royals Business Club - November Networking Lunch at the Madesjki Stadium at Madejski Stadium

November 20, 2019 from 12pm to 2:30pm
Nov 13
Claudia Gurr posted events
Nov 13

Follow us

© 2019   Created by Chris Lunn.   Powered by

Member e-Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service