The cost of the opening ceremony of the 2012 Olympics in London is just another example of what’s wrong with the world today. I’m not knocking the Olympics themselves, no way. As a matter a fact, I’m a big fan. I can’t even count the number of different sporting events occurring that I enjoy. The biggest problem for me will be getting time to watch them all.
My beef with the whole thing is wasting over 40 million dollars (that’s right!) on the opening ceremony. For the love of God, was there not a better place to spend that money? They could have used it to sponsor some of the poorer countries so more of their athletes could participate. Actually, there are probably 40 million better places they could have spent it on.
An opening ceremony with the athletes walking in, maybe some fireworks and CD of
Paul McCartney would’ve been just fine. Really, our focus should be on the games themselves, not how lavish or extravagant the hosting country can make the introduction to them. I guess I shouldn’t be surprised. Anything that has to do with her royal majesty will be bloated and wasteful, like the entire blue-blooded brainless clan.
40 million dollars is an amount of money most of us will never have. And it is a sum that could do so much good for so many. But I guess we’ll never know, will we. All I can do now is watch the games, root for Canada and hope that the closing ceremonies aren’t quite so expensive. Actually, instead of parachuting into the games, maybe for the ending the Queen could helicopter over to Siberia and jump out there. Now that would get my vote…