Tuesday, May 18, 2004

Olympic safety

/ olympics / scare /peddlers
It's nice to see some perpective on the recent scare stories about olympic safety in a certain part of the British media... From Jon Henderson in the Observer:
"Standing too close to the British media as they overheat with excitement, proclaiming how unsafe the Olympic Games are going to be, is threatening to turn into a far more perilous exercise than actually going to Athens...
...The media, particularly within the Murdoch empire, seem incapable of helping themselves when it comes to the Olympics, unable to see beyond the conditioned reflex of peddling scare stories."

...And mind you I was against Athens hosting the Olympics in the first place - albeit for quite different reasons.

Mind you that what Henderson says about the possibility of hellish transportation conditions is quite likely to occur.

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