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The 2012 olympics-does anyone actually give a ****??

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6y, 10m agoPosted 6 years, 10 months ago
Despite the best efforts of seb coe,boris et al talking up what a huge event this will be.

Despite the almost hysterical rambling on about it on endless tv shows I am struggling to care tbh.

Are London members excited? is anyone excited?
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6y, 10m agoPosted 6 years, 10 months ago
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#1
I'm excited and am even volunteering :-D
#2
Im buying a property in the area so yes I am...as it should increase the value after the olympics by around 10% as it will put us on the map globally!
Also one of my friends should be entering, but not certain as of yet.
banned#3
about as excited as the Millennium Dome, which was also a waste of money and such

as to property prices as mentioned by awoodhall i would say this

I bought property a few years ago, near to what would be the new international high speed rail link station (ebbsfeet, kent) in the hope the new link to London and beyond would then make property close to it go up, part of the sales pitch was all about this! (you can walk to it in 5-10 mins from here, no parking needed). It hasnt made one iota difference. it hasnt bared any better on house prices than anywhere else
#4
im really excited! well done for GB for getting the olympics.its a massive event :)
#5
C'mon peeps

Don't forget our wonderful Jess Ennis,
#6
I have entered the egg and spoon race in 2012
#7
jubbyme
about as excited as the Millennium Dome, which was also a waste of money and such

as to property prices as mentioned by awoodhall i would say this

I bought property a few years ago, near to what would be the new international high speed rail link station (ebbsfeet, kent) in the hope the new link to London and beyond would then make property close to it go up, part of the sales pitch was all about this! (you can walk to it in 5-10 mins from here, no parking needed). It hasnt made one iota difference. it hasnt bared any better on house prices than anywhere else


Thats fine, we are by no means rely on it, just a mere bonus. But we are having a crosslink close by, further more we are 2mins walking distance from the DLR, the Clipper, a major Bus stop (straight to anywhere basically), and overground train!

Its just a nice bonus to think about if and when it happens. Also although you say it hasnt made a change in property prices, you sure it hasnt gone up, but something else (such as the market itself) has counteracted it? I have no clue if this might be the case, but i've seen it elsewhere.
#8
I'm sure its very exciting for people who live down south but for us oop north its about as interesting as drying paint!
#9
galareho;8026872
I'm sure its very exciting for people who live down south but for us oop north its about as interesting as drying paint!


Footie games are at Old Trafford ;-)
#10
galareho
I'm sure its very exciting for people who live down south but for us oop north its about as interesting as drying paint!


thats cos the north is a **** hole LOL
banned#11
awoodhall2003
Thats fine, we are by no means rely on it, just a mere bonus. But we are having a crosslink close by, further more we are 2mins walking distance from the DLR, the Clipper, a major Bus stop (straight to anywhere basically), and overground train!

Its just a nice bonus to think about if and when it happens. Also although you say it hasnt made a change in property prices, you sure it hasnt gone up, but something else (such as the market itself) has counteracted it? I have no clue if this might be the case, but i've seen it elsewhere.


Im pretty sure when you compare the overall price changes to somewhere that was the same price a few miles further out, the closer location hasnt made a diffrence now

But I wish you luck and happiness though, dont take me too seriously

Im sure as another poster said, the developers already increased the price!
banned#12
i'm not bothered, i hope it gets called off due to bad weather, i hope the swimming pool gets flooded
#13
I live about 3 miles from the site and am in the immediate area every day and have seen how huge the new Westfield shopping centre is going to be.

The surrounding area still looks neglected and grubby to the point that it's embarassing that people will be travelling from all over the world to come here - and I really do wonder how we are going to cope with all the extra traffic all this will generate, we are struggling already!

Anyone else live nearby?
#14
numptyj
thats cos the north is a **** hole LOL


Not where we live. :thumbsup:
#15
Not many are going to be excited about something 2 years away, come the turn of 2012 Olympic fever will hit the UK whether you like it or not.
#16
as the date draws closer there will be alot of excitement and hype
#17
jubbyme
Im pretty sure when you compare the overall price changes to somewhere that was the same price a few miles further out, the closer location hasnt made a diffrence now

But I wish you luck and happiness though, dont take me too seriously

Im sure as another poster said, the developers already increased the price!


Don't worry I wont :p
I dont troll, everyone is entitled to their view, thus can usually understand at least their point of view even if i dont agree with it.

And of course they up their prices, maximum profit margins for them!
#18
I'm not excited but I am quite looking forwards to them, in a 'still two years off' sort of way. I really enjoy watching the Olympics and they will be on at good times to watch being in the UK. I think it's going to be good.
#19
Cant wait! Going to be a historic year!
#20
especially if you are a sports fan and you understand what sports can do to bring peoples together, then you will get why hosting the biggest sports event (and giving east London the credit they deserve for the big part they played in the building of London) is wayyyyy better than still sending troops mindlessly to war in foreign countries that have nothing to do with the UK.
#21
picture's of the opening & closing ceremonies ! I just have this feeling ours will be a damp squid compared to other countries, love to be proved wrong though.

http://www.posm.com.au/prodimages/Open%20Closed%20front%20&%20Back%20web%20350_small.jpg
banned#22
numptyj
thats cos the north is a **** hole LOL


+1

Whippet and pigeon racing anyone?:p

I'm looking forward to it..... but not the bill.

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