Monday, February 22, 2010

All downhill from here

How Petersfield's Leigh Park-inspired Olympic flame would look

Petersfield Town Council (PTC) has made a surprise bid to stage the 2018 Winter Olympics.

I C Roads speaking on behalf of PTC said: "We have been monitoring the situation in Vancouver very closely and think we are up to hosting the event in 2018.

"This may sound a bit pie in the sky, but Vancouver had some bad snow like us, theirs has all melted, so they are having to get fresh snow shipped in or manufactured by snow machines.

"The Canadian event has been plagued by parking, transport, and hospitality problems and we think we can at least match what they have achieved.

"I see most events being held on Butser Hill or Harting Down, with some of the other sliding nonsense taking part on some of the downhill stretches of the A3, which at this time of year won't be gritted.

"To add a contemporary feel we can call upon our neighbours in Leigh Park to provide the eternal flame, they can keep those cars alight for weeks so this would hardly be a challenge."

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