LONDON PREPARING OLYMPIC MISSILE SITES TO MOTIVATE ATHLETES
July 4 2012
London, U.K. – Another Olympic Games are upon us. As athletes all over the world get in shape for the competition there is one place above all others that is working hard to make sure that everything is ship shape condition for the Games. That place is of course London, the site of the Games.
All across the city and the adjoining cities preparations are in full swing. Sites are being prepared, security is being enhanced, and vendors are preparing for the influx of both people and cash that will be coming their way in the coming weeks. In what will likely be the biggest Games yet mounted, London is determined to put on a good show.
London Olympic officials are not only looking to put on a great show to show the world what the city can do but also to show up Beijing which had a much acclaimed games back in 2008. That event will be the standard by which all other Games, at least until we see what London can do, will be judged. Luckily London has a few tricks up their sleeve to show some real fireworks, hardcore fireworks in fact, in the form of missiles they are placing all around the city to motivate athletes to put on the best show possible.
“Our focus is to deliver and Olympic and Paralympic Games that London, the U.K. and the world can enjoy. This is the biggest sporting event in the world, and with that comes the huge responsibility to deliver it safely and securely. ... We will leave nothing to chance,” said Home Secretary Theresa May.
The missile deployments have been met by objections from activists, both verbal and legal, which have been quashed with even more missiles.
It’s not clear how the missiles will be used in events specifically but surely the athletes involved will hbe well motivated with that type of firepower levied against them.
“I’m sure the Games will be big and a lot of fun for everyone but especially so for the winners. Those are the people who will get the most out of these Games, make no mistake about it. The Games are about medals not fair play and the people who win know that,” said Scrape TV Sports analyst Mark Marvins. “That’s particularly true in these games considering the extra motivation the athletes will have with these high powered weapons aimed at them. I mean it won’t make them win any more medals
because there are only so many of those but it will force them to put on a good show.”
The military will, along with the Rapier and High-Velocity missile batteries, also station a helicopter carried on the Thames and provide an assortment of jets and other crafts nearby for extra incentive.
“Hopefully they use these weapons judiciously. They do have to keep in mind that sometimes athletes will try very hard but still fail, that is just a part of being an athlete. Some people will not be as good and they do need to be considerate of that fact and not just blow them off the track or out of the pool are anything like that,” continued Marvins. “Of course if they are clearly not trying, then Kaboom. I mean you don’t get points for just showing up. This is not a Game, despite its name, and you have to put on your best effort.”
It’s not clear how much extra pressure British athletes will be under but it will likely be a lot.
Alexi Orton, Sports Correspondent