get my negativity out of the way early Not something I'm personally interested in and around here the feeling is that it's something happening down in London and nothing much to do with us other than being on the tv all the time. A huge financial gamble at a time when we can't afford it and as much as I'm sure figures will come out to persuade us that it made money, I can't see it myself. Of course many will argue it's about more than money and though I'd personally argue we could've spent it better elsewhere whilst achieving a more countrywide benefit, that's just a point to debate.
*BUT* I do want to say this. We did win it for the UK, we ARE hosting it, we've already spent the money so the time to be grumpy about it, if there was such a time, is now well over.
We're SO hard on ourselves as a country we truly are. Every little mistake is held up as the end of the world and worse we seem to relish the bad. I'm not sure I can think of another country which is so consistently down about itself. It does us no good internationally and nationally I'm sure it makes us all more fed up and depressed.
I think this is the first time in any games that people will be able to see every minute of every event (it seems incredible but I'm sure I heard that said and all the new bbc channels seem to support it). That's just mind blowingly good and should allow people to see many new events!
We now have to all get behind it and hope that everyone both tourists and native UKers, whether there in person have an absolutely awesome time!