Posts Tagged: Olympics

Event says: Locog’s got it right with TV torch stop

Lord Sebastian Coe has announced one extra stop for the Olympic torch on its 2012 relay route. But before you jump for a
map, it’s not in your neighbourhood, or any of the towns that have grumbled
about being snubbed.

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Olympic transport chaos a sure thing

Back in August I wrote about the absurd suggestion by LOCOG’s Mark Evers that 3 million London workers should stay at home during the Olympics – a notion supported by Transport Minister Norman Baker. Well clearly they have listened and realised that asking workers to stay at home for 4 weeks during the Olympics might not be the most appropriate government advice for our fragile economy. The solution they are now proposing is of course even more amazing.

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Has anyone been to Confex yet?

If you haven’t you must be one of the few in the industry that hasn’t. I spent the morning at the Events 2012 and Beyond conference before visiting the main show floor during lunchtime. I must confess that I expected it to be quite empty, what with the credit crunch and the current economic situation. I know you are probably thinking that this high level of footfall was only due to the lunchtime rush, but it remained at the same busy level until at least 5.30pm.

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