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Tickets for the Olympics went on sale today. Well, some of them, about 30,000 - 40,000 have had to be held back because Danny Boyle has not quite finalised the content of the ceremony.

Apparently there are other reasons preventing all of the potential seats being made available: "unknown demand from international dignitaries and seat-kill issues in relation to television camera placements".

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/othersports/olympics/london2012/8382127/London-2012-Olympics-thousands-of-tickets-for-the-opening-ceremony-to-be-held-back-until-later-date.html

There's been another wee hiccough as the countdown clock stopped today:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/2011/mar/15/london-2012-olympics-clock-stops

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Wake me when it's finished... angry.giflaugh.gif

Maybe there will be a special chime on the clock. :(

I doubt we will be heading south but will be looking forward to watching it on the television.

The games can be very inspirational for young people so I hope that schoolchildren get opportunities to go along to events.

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They have got to be kidding! .... :angry:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-17884897

Personally, I this kind of provactive action just draws trouble. If the Games are that much of a risk that people will be having missiles positioned on their properities then it wants cancelling! I am totally outraged by the whole thing! :angry:

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They have got to be kidding! .... :angry:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-17884897

Personally, I this kind of provactive action just draws trouble. If the Games are that much of a risk that people will be having missiles positioned on their properities then it wants cancelling! I am totally outraged by the whole thing! :angry:

Their view is that: "having a 24/7 Armed Forces and police presence will improve your local security and will not make you a target for terrorists...'

I don't know how you gauge the level of security required, harper, but this does seem pretty astonishing. And scary!!

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i understand they need security but im sure putting military instillations in civilian areas is against the Geneva wotsit.

think what it would be like to live in a house with a missile base on the roof?....i dont think theyl become any more a target but the disruption will be horrendous with loads of squadies and police everywhere, checking your id every 10 mins so you can get into your own home.

plus with all the other temp "laws" theyre putting into place i think it will be quite a horrific place to live for the 6 weeks.

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Their view is that: "having a 24/7 Armed Forces and police presence will improve your local security and will not make you a target for terrorists...'

I don't know how you gauge the level of security required, harper, but this does seem pretty astonishing. And scary!!

Aye, especially when they are telling "potential terrorists" where the targets are! Headline in tonight's London Evening Standard "Ring is Missile Sites in Capital and guess who gets to press the button?

http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/news/london/six-jet-attack-missile-sites-across-london-during-olympic-games-7696931.html

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Aye, especially when they are telling "potential terrorists" where the targets are! Headline in tonight's London Evening Standard "Ring is Missile Sites in Capital and guess who gets to press the button?

http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/news/london/six-jet-attack-missile-sites-across-london-during-olympic-games-7696931.html

Very strange. I thought that the whole idea would have to be secretive about your defences. Hope they're not decoys. The approach seems beyond the absurd.

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Glasgow's loss is London's gain as the Stonehenge art installation leaves Glasgow Green for the Olympics.

It was great fun.

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Great picture, Maggs. Yes, I loved it. It took a bit of convincing Ryan and John that they would enjoy it but they did. These two didn't hold back:

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Some of the football matches at Hampden are going to look pretty sad.

"Ticket sales for other games have been as low as between 2000 and 3000 briefs each, despite Hampden's 52,000 capacity."

There'll will be plenty of policemen though and a big bill - "

"The Olympics are expected to cost Strathclyde Police almost £2.5 million – just over half of which it can recover from the UK Government."

http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/home-news/fans-shun-olympic-ties.17752514

The torch arrives in Scotland today.

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Some of the football matches at Hampden are going to look pretty sad.

"Ticket sales for other games have been as low as between 2000 and 3000 briefs each, despite Hampden's 52,000 capacity."

There'll will be plenty of policemen though and a big bill - "

"The Olympics are expected to cost Strathclyde Police almost £2.5 million – just over half of which it can recover from the UK Government."

http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/home-news/fans-shun-olympic-ties.17752514

The torch arrives in Scotland today.

Hampden will not look impressive if it is empty. The tickets are probably too expensive. They would be better to cut the price and even let juniors in free and make more of an atmosphere.

I thought it was tomorrow the torch came to Scotland. Maybe that is when it comes to Glasgow.

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Olympic Torch at Kelvingrove.

Quite a crowd turned out to welcome the torch. There was also a signifiant police presence complete with helicopter.

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its still costing Strathclyde police £2.5 million to police the various events in Glasgow....

i wonder who'l get the bill for that?

Oh well, Seb Coe could pay that out of pocket change, so that's all right, obviously.

Ach, no, you don't mean all this rubbish will be paid for by our council tax, do you? :) Oh yes, that's right, it certainly will. What a tiresome ridiculous load of nonsense, and expensive too.

I iz not a happy hamster. angry.gif

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Well the VIP whites lines are going down, the buses are on strike again this Thursday and there are rumblings from train staff about unfair treament over bonuses. This is shaping up to be a right humdinger of a summer. :rolleyes:

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Well the VIP whites lines are going down, the buses are on strike again this Thursday and there are rumblings from train staff about unfair treament over bonuses. This is shaping up to be a right humdinger of a summer. :rolleyes:

This will be more relaxing, harper:

Olympic Medals on display at The Hunterian

10 until 22 July, 2012

Visitors to The Hunterian this July will have the unique opportunity to see London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic gold medals before the Games begin.

The University of Glasgow's Hunterian Museum will be the only venue in Scotland to display the medals which will be on show from 10 until 22 July.

Admission is free.

The loan coincides with a new exhibition dedicated to medals in The Hunterian's Kelvin Gallery. 'Modern Medals' opens on 15 July and features almost 1000 modern art medals from all over the world, showcasing the amazing diversity of this type of miniature sculpture, now recognised as an art form in its own right.

http://www.glasgowwestend.co.uk/whatson/olympic-medals-atthehunterian.php

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