With the London 2012 Olympics just around the corner, the final countdown for the massive celebrations have now begun. With only a few weeks remaining until the Olympic torch enters the Stadium and over a billion people anticipated to watch on television, there still marks issues over security, transport and the lack of enthusiasm.

After reading this morning’s Herald Sun, here’s there official report card for the London 2012 Olympics;



Expect big names, big songs and even bigger fireworks.

There are unconfirmed reports Daniel Craig as James Bond will launch the Games by jumping into the stadium from a helicopter

and the Queen herself may also have a cameo role.


SECURITY (Grade: A-)

Security was always going to be the main issue of these Games. The day after the capital was awarded the Games in July 2005, the challenge

for Olympic organisers has been to find a balance between protection and discretion.




Beneath the whinging stereotype, the Brits are a passionate bunch. Just look at last year’s Royal Wedding, which swept up even the most sour of cynics.

But they have been slow to embrace the Olympics.




Anyone who has caught the Tube at peak-hour in summer is intimately familiar with the sardine sauna feeling.

On a good day it can take over an hour to cross the sprawling capital. But with an expected nine million Games-goers,

transport experts have warned it could take an hour just to get through the turnstiles at Victoria and Charing Cross stations.


TICKETS (Grade: D)

It was meant to be the fairest Olympic ticketing system but has ended up a fiasco.

Despite promises of plenty of tickets, demand far outstripped supply causing headaches for organisers and desperate Games-goers.

About 1.8 million people applied for the 6.6 million public tickets available in the first round of offers and more than half missed out, including the families of some British athletes competing in the Games.

The Summer Olympics begins Friday, 27 July 2012, and ends Sunday, 12 August 2012.

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