The British Olympic Association has announced that London is to bid for the 2016 Olympic Games, hoping to lift the national mood, which has been in the toilet since the Spice Girls started their closing ceremony set.
‘We need something to cheer people up and the Olympics has a proven record of doing that.’ said Tom Daley, the bid’s official spokesman. ‘London is the perfect candidate. We’ve got the venues, we’ve got the crowds and this time we won’t even hire G4S. It’s going to be top.’
Rio de Janeiro remains the front runner to win the campaign, having already been awarded the 2016 games, but London’s
hopes have been raised after an impassioned presentation by Lord Coe and a renewed commitment from the IOC to brown envelopes stuffed with cash.
It would be the first time the Olympics has been held in Britain since August.