My parents were really shocked that America got to keep the Olympics in Salt Lake City after bribery was revealed in the Olympic Committee (from the American's).
I like Salt Lake City, it reminds me of Roseanne who was born there. It is so beautiful with the mountains. There was a show on the BBC already, and they had Donny Osmond (argh!). I was amazed that it is hard to drink in the city, unless you join a "private club", because of the strong Mormon influence.
I am not looking forwards to these Olympics for two main reasons. Firstly it all seems to be Mormon propaganda! They have the biggest stage in the world to air their views.
Also how many times will there be American flags, and praise to firefighters argh. The World Trade Centre was a horrid horrid event, but I think that if America plays it wrongly, they could piss of a international audience. Even many of my American friends on their journals are sick of flags and such like.
I hope the Olympics are really cool, but I think Sydney was really cool, and nothing could beat the ceremonies!
Years ago my family went on a holiday to Greece. It was so sad there was loads of Olympic T-shirts being sold for the games, which Atlanta one in the end. (That year was a special year, and many many people thought it should have been in Athens for the centenary). Sadly America bid more and of course won.
I don't think the UK will have Olympics for a long long time again! The sporting facilities are mostly crappy, and we no longer have any national stadium at all, its just lying derelict.
How much Pro-Americanism can you take in 2 weeks?
Will the UK win any medals at all? I want a British Snowboarding cool gurrl to win, it would be awesome!