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Boris Johnson Bans Poor Children From Watching Olympic Shooting: Etonians Can Fire At Will

THE Mascots were out in force at the Crystal Palace stadium in London to raise funds for the UK’s first Olympic sport based charity Gold Challenge. The idea is that you participate in an Olympic sport and whilst doing so raise money for charity. But not for the shooting events. Oh,.no. From the cause and effect school of thinking that says people who drive fast cars in video games will commit more road traffic accidents than those who don’t and that looking at images of kids in swimming gear will turn you into a paedophile, comes news that children are banned from watching shooting events at the London Olympics.

London schoolchildren can claim 125,000 subsidised Olympic tickets but are banned from watching the shooting.

The Evening Standard writes:

Giving children tickets to the events, at the Royal Artillery Barracks in Woolwich, could have appeared at odds with Mayor Boris Johnson’s bid to quell teenage gun and knife crime.

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Posted: 2nd, September 2011 | In: Key Posts | Comment