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Kate Scotter, Olympics correspondent
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Excitement is building with just over a week until the greatest sporting event in the world gets under way - but many people are already fed up with the London 2012 Olympic Games.
Athletes have trained their hearts out, the finishing touches have been made to the Olympic park and competitors have started to arrive in the country.
A buzz of excitement can be felt across the nation as schools and councils host their own opening ceremonies, traditional sports days are turned into mini summer Olympics Games and people are inspired to get out and be active.
British flags can be spotted flying proudly outside people’s homes ahead of the much-anticipated event and people have made plans for meeting up with friends and family to watch some of the action.
But, there are some people who “cannot wait” for it all to be over. There have been complaints from those who missed out on tickets, controversy over elements of the sponsorship deals associated with the Olympic park and people have complained it has been a “major spend”.
Britain’s summer weather has done little to lift spirits and the fiasco over GS4’s failure to recruit enough security staff failed to improve some people’s attitude towards the Games.
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