London Olympics 2012: the countdown is over for us

My campaign to get some London Olympic 2012 tickets for NI fell  at the first hurdle, see below

http://sluggerotoole.com/2011/06/29/pt-brits-required

And the last couple of days have seen the beginning of the countdown to London 2012. The BBC being unable to report on any tangible benefits for Norn Iron have rightly asked the question, several months after Slugger, what’s in it for us?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-14310859

The answer is zilch. No visiting teams, no visitors, no capital builds etc

Kate Hoey suggests that Norn Iron was complacent which can only point the finger at  Nelson McCausland.  It seems the guy with a name which is neither one thing or the other nonetheless lived up to it  turning a blind eye to the Olympic cake  and parking it long term. Well, as the piece concludes, we can view the Olympics from afar.