I'm surprised that there isn't more outrage about the London Olympics - in the same year when police and firefighters salaries and pensions have been attacked, school budgets are cut, the NHS has been deliberately broken, the British people are supposed to put up with a party in their country, paid for by them, that they can't afford to attend themselves. Meanwhile, the "proud sponsors", who are proud enough to plaster their logos all over the capital city, but not proud enough to actually pay taxes there are going to have dedicated courts to handle their rights, while the UK justice system is also run into the ground by petty cost-cutting.
If the British people and businesses really wanted the Olympics, why do they have to be funded by taxation? Why couldn't they be funded by Bake Sales, Jumble Sales and Jeans Day collections, like important things like hospital equipment and schools are?
Imagine what several tens of thousands of people could do! You wouldn't have to stoop to anything as sickening as terrorism. But just suppose thousands of people accidentally fell over on the escalators in the London Underground at the same time on the night of the opening ceremony, and had to press the Emergency Stop buttons. Or thousands of cars all stalled at traffic lights all across London at the same time. Or thousands of people just milled around aimlessly in streets and train stations clogging the place up. It could cause chaos and inconvenience to the international collection of Yahoos descending on the city.
The Olympics seems to me to be like a parasite that descends on a city, manipulates its host to its own advantage, extracts cash and then flies off leaving the host city to pick up a tab for shit it doesn't need.
I say, screw the lot of them. Cancel it and tell the IOC to fuck off and ruin someone else's city.