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All Aboard For 2012

By Rob Last edited 140 months ago
All Aboard For 2012
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It's been a while since we had an Olympics story (we're going to be doing this for the next seven years so we need to pace ourselves) but this is a good one becasue it involves the Thames and massive cruise liners.

The Port of London Authority (who we imagine go around shouting "You will respect my port authority" in South Park voices all day) have taken it upon themselves to suggest that the best way wth dealing with the 2012 crowds is to cart them up the Thames in giant passenger liners.

Sounds like a great idea to us. What a magnificent site it would be: whacking great ships trundling through London carrying all those hyped-up Olympics nuts. And, even better, it would get them off the roads and buses and free up a lot of taxis.

But we shouldn't get too excited as it seems POLA have yet to go through the right Olympic channels. A London 2012 spokeswoman has said "POLA needs to send us its suggestions before we can really comment. We are expecting loads of visitors to the Games so I'm sure we would give its plans consideration."

In other words: "If Coe wants the ships he'll ask for the bloody ships, otherwise stop intefering."

Last Updated 20 July 2005

Moof

This isn't as silly an idea as it sounds. Barcelona did exactly this for its 1992 olympics, both for competitor accomodation and plain old hotels. This saved it from a depression at the end of the olympics as all the extra accomodation space just floated away at the end of the do, and house an hotel prices didn't crash down dramatically.