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London 2012: 10 reasons some people will dread the Olympics

We can think of more than 10 reasons to dread the Olympics, but this is a start…

BBC, 28 March 2012

This year’s Olympics have generated vast amounts of excitement among everybody in the UK. Well, that’s not quite right. Some people are really, really dreading them.

It’s been difficult to escape the crescendo of positive publicity about the London games.

IOC chief Jacques Rogge is visiting London for the final inspection, which is set to suggest everything is on track.

Everyone from politicians to pole vaulters has waxed lyrical about the amazing spectacle that is going to take place this summer, bringing together a nation in a blaze of feverish excitement and sporting pride.

But there are those who are not quite convinced.

There are criticisms from people in London that the Games will cause chaos, disrupt business and make life more difficult for many people.

And there are critics hundreds of miles away from London who still can’t quite work out why they’re paying for the Games.

So what are the reasons behind some people’s lack of enthusiasm?

Read the reasons here:


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