I almost missed this little report.
As most people know, when the 2012 London Olympic bid was won, it was declared that the games will be the greenest ever. The Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) said at the time that the event . . .
That being so, it defies belief that Olympic chiefs are demanding 3000+ chauffeur driven cars to take Olympic VIP’s to and from the games. It means in effect that while Londoners are going to be banned from using their roads, the important posh folks get to be driven right through to the venues in comfort.
Well this is a staggering double-standard but I really can’t put it better than Green member, Jenny Jones when she said . . . “I am appalled that so many bigwigs will be chauffeured around on dedicated lanes when there is going to be a superb public transport service as well as a special coach service. It is against the whole spirit of the Games, which is meant to be the greenest ever.”
The organiser are being quite furtive about it and as the article informs us, London Assembly members have been told they can only see the contract if they sign a confidentiality agreement. Well, this secrecy will simply cause distrust and speculation.
The possibility of achieving the Greenest games ever became questionable the moment it was announced that McDonald’s and Coca-Cola were going to be the main sponsors. With this latest revelation, it seems that the games eco-halo is starting to slip further.