London’s olympic bid gets unveiled today. Which is nice for them. Well as someone born and brought up in Manchester I’m bound to feel a bit miffed that we laid the ground for them with the highly successful 2002 Commonwealth games, and were then given the cold shoulder by the powers that be. Of course you need a high profile capital city to host Olympic bids. Capital cities like er Sydney, Atlanta and Barcelona you mean?

But pride aside sometimes I’d like public officials to show a bit more humour when being interviewed. Like when faced with inane questions like “What does the bid look like?” the interviewee could quip “lots of pieces of paper.” or something. Perhaps that’s just my sense of humour, but it would train journos to stop asking stupidly phrased questions.


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