“fiasco,” “disaster”, "a pain in the backside"

Isn't that what all the locals say about the Olympics?

An insightful article in The New York Times about some of the most annoying aspects of the Olympics.

"officials keep saying they hope the rain will go away before the Games begin. There really is no contingency plan; the Olympic Stadium, where the opening ceremony is to take place, has no roof."

"Walking near Victoria station, Linda Vaughn, 68, said she was bewildered by the bombardment of seemingly contradictory messages: Welcome to the Olympics, Now Please Go Away."

The Olympic Spirit, British Style: When Will This Nightmare End?

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