The negative impact of the Olympics on the local communities and businesses seems to have been completely ignored. The cost is quite high when you add it all up.
I also really appreciated the letter we got from the Olympic Organizers reminding us that we are barred from using the term Olympics, 5 ring logo etc on any internal or external materials. So much for the Olympic themed fund raiser for a local charity.
Sorry for the letter I think that should of been allowed for Charity purposes, why so protective over the Olympics, it's a country's event and everyone should be allowed to experience it.. I hope the Olympics goes well, I know the security is very tight at the OIympic Stadium, aqua arena etc, but when it comes to Hyde Park, there's not much security, they said there were going to be lot's of guards, I hope so.
When they were teaching me "health and safety" they reminded me that Adidas were sponsoring the Olympics and you couldn't wear nike shoes at all during the Olympics (I'm wearing black work shoes anyway).
One of the employees inducting us was wearing Nike trainers...
Also on a side note for all (preferably the guests coming to the country):- If you are going to buy merchandising at the Stadiums with card, they only accept Visa, but there's plenty of banks around that you can get cash from with another card.