I hope all is well with you.
I read with interest this week about the possibility of the 2016 Olympics being switched to come back to London!
I say I read with interest, because there’s no way it could happen, but was fascinated to read more. It seems a leaked ‘report’ said that Rio is so far behind in preparations that the IOC is now in emergency mode.
At this stage in the cycle, Athens was at 40% ready, London was at 60%, and Rio is only at 10% ready.
The problem with coming back to London is that the Olympics take years of planning, and a lot of money! Part of the plan has to include what will happen after the Games, and that includes the venues, the transport infrastructure, athletes village, etc.
That phase of London is already 2 years further down the line, so to turn it back as if time stood still is not realistic. I suspect it was the IOC playing politics to shame Rio into action – they deny all aspects of the story.
It was the Eurovision Song Contest in Denmark this week. Ah Eurovision. it’s something I’ve grown up watching, and yes, I can remember ABBA winning 40 years ago.
It gets slagged off quite badly here in the UK, mostly by people who don’t even watch it but feel the peer pressure need to dismiss it, or by people who do watch it but feel they will be criticised if they say they like it!
I *love* it! It’s one of the dates in the year that I will schedule things around so I can watch and enjoy it. Each to their own and all that, I know that for some people it’s simply not to their taste, and that’s fine, but a live event watched by nearly 200 million people always gets me going.
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My favourite was the Netherlands entry – a simple country song. It got the maximum 12 points from 8 countries and a total of 238 points, which would win most years, but what they didn’t have compared to the winner, was publicity. A drag act with a beard from Austria won, and was in the media all week. That kind of publicity is worth a huge number of votes – take that away and the Netherlands would have won.
The key thing is though, the publicity for the Austrian act *was* there. The Netherlands had done everything right, but were just pipped by something outside their control. They could have stripped naked and sworn into the camera – that would have given them publicity, but taken away from the simple style they were going for.
I liked it though, it’s the song I’ll remember from this year.
So I’ve covered a sporting story and a music/entertainment story, which long time readers will know are 2 big passions for me, and they are the kind of passions I’ll be covering in my new product, which is about turning passions into profits online.
I’m excited about it, and in line with my latest coach, I am currently in the process of putting together a free introductory guide to how anyone can follow the steps and end up with profits from their passions, which could well be enough to allow people to follow their passions without money restrictions. Watch this space!
Ok, that’s it for this week, do let me know your thoughts – what do you think of Eurovision, would a hastily rerun London Olympics work, and what are your biggest passions?
‘Til Next Time,
Health & happiness,
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