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    Bit early to start whining about the olympics, but never mind:

    Games chief tells Britain to wake up to 'extraordinary opportunity' of Olympics

    Paul Deighton, chief executive of the London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (Locog), said he was concerned that many businesses and members of the public would not recognise its scale until shortly before it started.

    "When the world starts arriving here, the light will begin to go on and people will start to say 'Wow, I had no idea. This will be the experience of a lifetime.' This is my real concern," he said.

    "The thing that keeps me up at night is whether we will take full advantage of the extraordinary opportunity coming our way this summer. I know that by the time we get to the end of this most people will say that they had no idea of the scale and opportunity of this, if only. I don't want too many if onlys."
    Funnily enough, comments aren't switched on for this particular piece of crack reporting
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    When the world starts arriving here for..two weeks. An extraordinary opportunity to do what, exactly? I'm sure we'll sell slightly more T-shirts than normal. Is that what he means?

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    I'm seriously thinking about renting out my flat if I can tidy it up in time. Is that the kind of opportunity they mean?

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    Quote Originally Posted by IdleRich View Post
    I'm seriously thinking about renting out my flat if I can tidy it up in time.
    You'd better get a shift on, August is only seven months away...
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    i know a couple in sydney who rented out their apartment during the olympics because they wanted to avoid the whole thing, and then later got kind of swept up in all the excitement and actually got some tickets and came back to town to attend! personally, i'm more the type to want to get out of town even if i didn't rent out my place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leo View Post
    i know a couple in sydney who rented out their apartment during the olympics because they wanted to avoid the whole thing, and then later got kind of swept up in all the excitement and actually got some tickets and came back to town to attend! personally, i'm more the type to want to get out of town even if i didn't rent out my place.
    i'm definitely not coming back to england until it's all over and out of the papers and off the telly

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