I never thought it would be like this. The whole office in hushed anticipation, gathering around the TV like it was the last minutes of Tim Henman winning Wimbledon. Footballer David Beckham had got us all worked up, that was the problem, sporting a white tracksuit and bumbling in his East End tones how he wanted the games brought back to “his manor.” And when the result was announced we all went crazy, momentarily forgetting that with the Olympics in London, house prices will go up and close to a billion pounds will now leave the government’s budget. In London, there will be no escape from the Olympics for seven years. But for now we’ll have a party and look at Beckham pictures.
– Tim Hancock