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London Olympics News: McDonald’s Clean Up In Ugly East End

by | 17th, September 2010

LONDON Olympics 2011: McDonald’s cleans up. Marathon moved from ugly East End. Somalia’s al-Shabaab make ready to attack:

* “In our main restaurant at Olympic Park, every hour will be three times as busy as our current busiest outlet in the UK,” said UK vice-president Steve Easterbrook, in remarks to the Sport Industry Breakfast Club. Around 14 million meals will be sold, of which a McDonald’s meal will be one in five.” – MoreThanTheGames

The baton will be replaced by a massive giant French Fry and medal by stars pinned to an anthlete’s vest.

* The Pope said: “In view of London’s forthcoming Olympic Games, it has been a pleasure to inaugurate this Sports Foundation, named in honour of Pope John Paul II. Pope John Paul II, who died in 2005, was a keen football player in his youth, and was known to jog in the Vatican gardens, hike regularly in the mountains and was a keen swimmer – This Is London

Pope Benedict prefers to travel by car and planet and only walks on carpet.

* “OLYMPIC organisers have been accused of snubbing the East End by moving the marathon towards central London. It emerged this week that 2012 chiefs are considering a course that takes in the most recognisable capital landmarks like the Houses of Parliament, St Paul’s Cathedral and Tower Bridge.

“The race is likely to break with tradition by not finishing in the Olympic Stadium – reportedly because broadcasters feel the East End would not provide an interesting enough backdrop for television viewers”. – Docklands 24


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