Time to get behind the Olympics, Welcome the World, Showcase our Great Nation, and support our simply fantastic Olympians and Para Olympians….
Only the British it seems could invest between £12-24billion competing for, successfully winning, and now hosting what is undoubtedly “the greatest sporting show in the World” and then, when it all starts to happen, incessantly:
- Highlight the negatives;
- Major on the problems (that are, for anyone involved in major complex events, quite frankly inevitable); and
- Complain about the impact of the Games.
Of course, in an uncertain World there are going to difficulties… and, the recent problems with G4S and the Security are significant. But, even something of this magnitude so late in the day brings out the best in our great Nation. Our World-Class and extremely precious Emergency and Armed services are both capable and able to deal with the difficulty we face. The Games - will actually; be even more secure as a result of their deployment.
Yes, there should be an Inquiry into G4S’s failings, but the focus of attention and news headlines right now shouldn’t be about Parliamentary Inquisitions and Immediate Retribution (that will no doubt all be part of the contractual and commercial action post the games)… Right now, everyone (Government Politicians, the Opposition, and especially the Media) should be doing what is needed to tackle the issue and to both reassure our guests and deter those who would seek to undermine the UK and The Games. Sometimes, I can’t help wondering, whose side they are on. All this negativity is simply undermining UK ‘plc’ and our massive investment. We should be seeking to maximise our ROI not undermine and devastate it!
Having invested so much capital (human and financial) into these Games let us please break the current cycle of negativity and:
- Celebrate the Games;
- Celebrate our ability to overcome adversity when it presents itself; and
- Acknowledge our simply fantastic Police and Armed Services Personnel!!
Let us all, never, ever, lose sight of the fact that the Athletes themselves have:
- Dedicated their entire lives towards this moment and this objective; and, for the last 4 Years;
- Sacrificed everything - shedding blood, sweat and tears just to be here with us now and to show their worth!!
Dew Cadre wishes everyone involved in the Games (including those G4S employees playing a crucial part) a wonderful Olympic games and extends a very warm welcome to all the Olympic Teams visiting the UK. As well as supporting team GB a special thought goes out to the USA, Canada and Indian contingents who Dew Cadre hopes to be working with in the future.