Sunday, 22 May 2011

Woop De Do, Olympic Torch Comes To Reading

Reading has been selected as one of only 66 areas in the UK to celebrate the colossal waste of money and resources that surround a sporting event that lasts only a few days.

For the atheletes involed, and their families, its an amazing event. For the rest of us not so much.

The torch will be coming to town on Tuesday 10th July 2012.
The 70 day Torch Relay will start at Land's End, Cornwall, on the morning of the 19 May 2012. On leaving Land's End, the Olympic Flame is expected to travel an estimated 8,000 miles across the UK.
I think they could use a map or sat nav.

The Olympic Flame will arrive at the Olympic Stadium on 27 July 2012 for the lighting of the cauldron at the Opening Ceremony, signifying the start of the London 2012 Olympic Games. Don't you wish it was in Paris?


weggis said...


Alex said...

The Olympics are basically an over-glorified sports day with the most expensive security operation ever in Britain to go with it.