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Olympic gold and corporate greed

Ben Ainslie’s  hope for a fourth Olympic gold is on course but seriously challenged, while corporate greed is spoiling parts of the games. Ben_in_the_window_Coastal_Galley_30_7_2010_d.jpg

You can view the Ben Ainslie paintings at The Coastal Gallery.

The Coastal Gallery The Coastal Gallery, Southampton Road, Lymington: (http://www.coastal-gallery.co.uk/page4.htm).

Great Britain’s Ben Ainslie’s bid for a fourth Olympic gold medal at London 2012 is in excellent shape following a pair of second-place results in the Finn class in Weymouth yesterday.

Ainslie, the six-time Finn world champion, is sitting second overall but the star of the day was Denmark’s Jonas Hogh-Christensen, himself a double Finn world champion, who won both races.

Hogh-Christensen wants to stop Ben Ainslie.

Another gold would make the Ben the most successful Olympic sailor ever.

If he can win the gold…

That title currently belongs to another Dane, Paul Elvstrom, who won four gold medals between 1948 and 1960. Not un naturally Hogh-Christensen has stated his desire to defend his countryman’s record.


London 2012 Olympics, you wonder why so many people are cynical about the games?

For a start the title; many of the venues are outside London…

Cash machine crash, empty seats etc are what you get when you let greedy sponsors make the rules. In future ALL event sponsors must by act of Parliament be made to accept they are being granted a privilege, a trust and must not abuse that.

This is a terrible example for British youth most of whom have learnt a very cynical attitude to words like ‘Service’ and ‘Duty’.

We need a fundamental change in attitude in GB, a return to integrity, ask not what Britain can do for you ask what you can do for Britain

Unfortunately the selfish attitude is now so deep rooted a change by law is the only way to enforce this change.

If you agree, phone your MP.