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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

* Britain can expert Somali militants from al-Shabaab to launch an attack in the country, the leader of British intelligence services warned.

Jonathon Evans warned an audience at the Worshipful Company of Security Professionals in London that al-Shabaab may be an emerging threat to Great Britain.

“I am concerned that it’s only a matter of time before we see terrorism on our streets inspired by those who are today fighting alongside al-Shabaab.”

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Evans said he was concerned that al-Qaida and rebel groups fighting in Northern Ireland could endanger the 2012 Olympics in London. – Upi



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