The torch will go out. Many times. Well OK, that’s already happened, but considering it’s only a tiny little flame from a Crème brûlée kitchen torch it’s not surprising that it goes out in the wet.
China will have the most medals, followed by Russia and America and then the UK will come fourth. The UK might have a bit of a home advantage but with the Labour’s years in power where competition in schools was seen as a bad word because it led to inequality, and which led to school playing fields being sold off (where did that money go?) there is no source of future athletes. Nor is there any support for any athletes.
There will be a security scare. But it won’t be anything terrorist related. The people involved will be arrested under terrorism laws even though their act will be more a demonstration against the Olympics. More free speech than terrorist.
There will be a security scare. But it won’t be anything terrorist related. But it won’t be a demonstration. It’ll be down to someone doing something which someone else misconstrue and assume that it’s a terrorist attack. This will lead to a full scare security clampdown. At the end of the day, the police will say that they did the right thing, but will be shown to have been nincompoops.
Traffic chaos will ensue whilst the Zil lanes are empty. Visitors to London will take away a bad image of it. They will say that London is a tiny, cramped place where it takes hours to cross the city. There won’t be any strikes, the unions aren’t that stupid (are they), during the Olympics itself but there won’t be any coordination between different transports leading to many people having a bad experience.
The stands will be half empty most of the time. Those loads of people have bought tickets, they are not necessarily the ones which they will want to see. No figures on ticket returns have been published, but figures of hundreds of thousands have been. This indicates a large percentage of tickets have been returned. It’s been said that a total of 7 million tickets have been sold, but this will include the allocation to foreign countries (which will be hardly used), the allocation to VIPs (who will only turn up for the big events), and the allocation to sponsors (who have given them away in prizes meaning that many people might not use them).
There won’t be any athletes asking for political asylum this time around. All the communist countries which are normally the source for such asylum seekers are now open. They are actually better off than the UK. What will happen is that there will be a small spike in emigrant numbers as more British Citizens realise what a crap country the UK has become.
The country will be in debt (I know we already are) over the cost of the Olympics for another 15 years. The cost initially was put at only a couple of billion but has now shot up to tens of billions. But it still doesn’t include hidden costs such as the Army providing backup and security, the cost to the economy due to the chaos in London, etc.
You may ask why my predictions are all negative. That’s because it will not provide a pick me up, nice feeling, to the people of the UK. Nor will it give the country any good publicity. A lot of people will say “never again”. And more people will realise that the Games are just a huge junket for a select few and nothing to do with the general population any more.