Tuesday, 14 August 2012
Mea maxima culpa
Well, once again I was wrong. It turns out that the logistics of the Olympics actually ran pretty well. Even the road fuckery near the village and elsewhere was minimal, apart from a very few fuckups on the Central line, the Tube ran well and everything was pretty slick. You could niggle about some things, to be fair: the insane costs, the fact that volunteers were doing all the work despite the vast sums of sponsorship, the army acting as security guards, the insanely political opening and the insane closing; but the games have been and gone and all my fears about the unmitigated disaster it was going to be turned out to be pretty unsubstantiated. So well done to all those who made it happen. Just one question: why isn't it always like this?