tger greenhaddock: Olympics 2012 in London

Wednesday, July 06, 2005

Olympics 2012 in London

London has been awarded the Olympic Games in 2012 and we may have the French President Jacques Chirac to thank. He recently slagged off British food whilst reportedly joking with German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder and Russian President Vladimir Putin. He said that Britain, after Finland, is the country with the worst food.

The Sun Newpaper suggests what it calls President Chirac's "sneering" remarks may turn out to be bad news for the Paris Olympic bid.

The paper's logic is that he also criticised food from Finland - the homeland of two members of the International Olympic Committe

Who would have thought it, the Sun may have actually got a prediction correct. So good news for the UK and one in the eye for the Froggies

Update - I have just spoken to my brother in the UK who has a French student staying with them. He made her watch the BBC TV news when he already knew the result of the Olympic bid (UK 54 votes, France 50 votes). She was somewhat deflated, the UK haddocks somewhat elated. Sometime later she had a phone call from France, my brother told her it was President Chirac on the line, and that he was in tears. I wonder if a teenage French girl understands English humour?........probably not.


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