London are set to host the 2012 Olympics. The usual array of sports, the usual array of sports stars flocking in from around the world - but do you care ? Frankly, I don't. Now I can appreciate Londoners being delighted that regeneration is going on, sports centres are being built and that their city can have a great time. However the Olympics has come in - billions of pounds over budget, middle of a recession with 2.5 million unemployed. I just don't care about London though. I'm a Northerner - the Olympics just doesn't resonate - its an event full of minority sports that a lot of toffs from public schools play (canoeing, rowing). The future of the Olympic stadium remains up in the air. Its an event that will no doubt attract cooperate lard-butts from around the world, who are allocated thousands of tickets, will pocket the $$$ and munch on their caviar in their executive boxes. But don't worry, they'll let us commoners touch the torch. London will be the city that gets the global media coverage - not Birmingham, Leeds, Newcastle, Sheffield, Leicester and so on. As for the opening ceremony, Beijing have set the bar high, what about London ? We're just going to have a parade of obese single mums pushing their spawn round in a circle to the sound of our notoriously crap BRIT school graduates singing their forced number one, then at the end some spray painted sign just says 'welcum 2 briten'. The media, especially the London media are obviously having all their Christmases/Eids/Hanukkahs come along in one summer - they can gloat 'Ooh look at London, look how marvellous it is, look at our lovely stadiums'. I don't care ! Do you ?