Monday 18 December 2017

Mary Kenny: If you really want to enjoy the Games, stay at home

Members of the British army tour the Olympic stadium in Stratford, London, yesterday, ahead of the Games later this month
Members of the British army tour the Olympic stadium in Stratford, London, yesterday, ahead of the Games later this month

IT was an ordinary commuter train plying between London Waterloo and a south London suburb when it suddenly drew to a halt. Passengers were locked inside the carriages because a problem had occurred: someone had thrown something onto the line, so the next station had to be shut, and the electrification system switched off.

Eventually, after a further delay of 40 minutes, the passengers were taken off the train, led down the track by Health & Safety officials and put on a standby bus.

Tempers were frayed and everyone voiced the same thought: "If it's like this now, what is it going to be like come the Olympics?"

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