Comments for http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/mihirbose/2008/06/the_boris_factor.html http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/mihirbose/2008/06/the_boris_factor.html en-gb 30 Thu 24 Jul 2014 01:33:27 GMT+1 A feed of user comments from the page found at http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/mihirbose/2008/06/the_boris_factor.html David Pajak http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/mihirbose/2008/06/the_boris_factor.html?page=50#comment1 Yes, we are all helping to pay for the London 2012 Games and deserve to benefit.Not suprising that there is so much discomfort about the draconian legal measures which deny all but a few major sponsors from recognising the existence of the Games from a commercial perspective. To some extent we will all be sponsors. I hope that Boris will encourage LOCOG legal people to keep this in perspective. For instance Matt Parker found himself in serious trouble for building a bespoke web site designed to solve the problem of housing millions of extra visitors and help them come here. Despite the fact that this would have helped LOCOG, saved money, assisted tourism and related business opportunities,given the opportunity to people living around the Olympic venues to make some money from private letting and provide visitors with affordable accomodation, he was forced to change the domain name. Happily the generic sites www.londonrentmyhouse.com and www sporteventsrentmy house.com are proving a success with Londoners and others across the UK. I hope that Boris and LOCOG will recognise the benefits and support it. Thu 19 Jun 2008 08:20:48 GMT+1 0darroch http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/mihirbose/2008/06/the_boris_factor.html?page=0#comment0 I'm constantly impressed by your writing, Mr. Bose. I was very sorry when you left the Telegraph, but extremely happy when you joined BBC Sport. Your columns continue to be insightful and interesting. Long may they continue.I really hope that the London 2012 organisers do concentrate on making sure that the Olympics leaves a positive lasting impression on the country, inspiring people of all ages to take up their bat/racquet/ball/boots and play sport. This should be less about impressing the rest of the world, rather using it as an excuse to sort out some domestic problems, such as public transport in London. The tube does admirably for one so old, but needs to improved to deal with the growing number of Londoners. We should also be careful that the legacy is not confined to England, or just London, but stretches to Scotland, Northern Island and Wales too, as they are helping to pay for it too, and deserve to benefit. Duncan Darroch-Thompson Thu 19 Jun 2008 01:53:51 GMT+1