Monday, February 24, 2014
#506 - sport, weather, entertainment
1. WINTER OLYMPICS: Vlad Putin is not the "top of the pops" in the US at present, and the American attitude towards the Winter Olympics has seemed rather negative, with a lot of emphasis placed on the cost of them. So it was interesting to read today about how the various host cities have fared down the years post-Olympics. Then they came to Athens (trivia question - what year were the Athens Olympics held [the recent ones, not 1896]?) According to CBS"The legacy of Athens' Olympics has stirred vigorous debate, and Greek authorities have been widely criticized for not having a post-Games plan for the infrastructure. While some of the venues built specifically for the games have been converted for other uses, many are underused or abandoned, and very few provide the state with any revenue.
Posted by monica/paul at 10:09 PM