Bid For The Best
London wins the 2012 Olympic Bid and thousands go mad in Trafalgar Square. New York fails in its bid, and a few dozen people shrug their shoulders for the TV cameras at Rockefeller Center before getting on with their day. The Olympics were only ever going to be awarded to a city and nation whose people clamored for the honor, which means New York was never in with a decent shout. Does anyone seriously believe that if the proposed West Side Stadium in Manhattan had been railroaded through (ouch!) over the last few weeks, it would have made a difference? I certainly don’t.
I’d love New York to host the Olympics some year if it’s properly planned, allows the public a say in what new stadiums are built and where, and is not tied in with a Mayor’s re-election campaign. In the meantime, congratulations to London and all those involved. (What do London-based iJamming! readers think about it, anyway?) And if New York Deputy Mayor Daniel Doctoroff wants to offer his resignation for publicly embarrassing this great city with his ineffective chest- and brow-beating I hope Mayor Bloomberg will accept it. Now, who are those Democrat Candidates for Mayor, again?
A resident of Madrid tries to show his disappointment by wearing… a ManchesterUnited shirt? Is this a David Beckham fan secretly leaning for London?