Olympians gathered in London to 'Kick Off' for the official opening of the new web-page which will accept payment for Olympic events by Visa card. The mighty and the good gathered together for the unveiling of the new Olympic Clock which will count down the next months until the 2012 olympics. However, much to the embarrassment of Seb Coe and Boris Johnson the clock conked out after a few hours.
Wags said that it was characteristic of the British effort to prepare for the 2012 olympics which has been a damp squib compared to the wonderfully choreographed Chinese Olympics which was full of colour and spectacle. The only contribution this country made was to have an old red routemaster bus and a washed up has-been singing from an old reality show.
Seb Coe was in a masterful mood and gathered a group of London school children to pose with the previous Olympic competitors who had won glory during the previous Olympics.
Boris looked jolly and he flirted with pretty Rebecca Adlington who with her blond hair looked as if she could have been related to Boris. Seb Coe was annoyed at Boris for monopolising Rebecca whom was an old college friend from Loughborough. Seb whisked Rebecca away to an alumni fundraising event at their old university and left Boris out in the cold with all the boring sports bores.
Boris had been worried about the success or otherwise of the 2012 Olympics where everything that can go wrong has gone wrong. He wrung his hands in despair at the news that the new Web Page had crashed virtually straight away and people were unable to use their Visa cards to purchase tickets. He looked in a state of shock and you could see the pound signs in his eyes that were glazed over.
He limply stated that any empty seats would be offered to locals. The London Mayor said that at the end of the day 'we must have bums on seats' and make the best of the whole embarrassing debacle.