Sunday, 9 November 2008

Olympic Park

A "smart park" will showcase environmental techniques, such as capturing rainwater through paving before cleaning it through a network of ditches, ponds, reedbeds and wet woodland

Sounds wonderful. But there will also be

several hills similar to Henman Hill at Wimbledon where spectators can watch events on giant screens.

Ah, yes. And who can doubt that the giant screens will remain long after the Olympics are over, broadcasting unwatched Latvian rowing competitions and adverts for the BBC to the park’s indifferent ducks?