Citing numerous and mounting problems in London regarding the 2012 Olympic Games, this ESPN writer suggests (jokingly, of course) that they be relocated to Cleveland.
Problems thus far include lack of security personel, lousy weather, sluggish ticket sales, transportation woes, and an Opening Ceremony that will feature livestock -- all issues that can be overcome (ostensibly) by moving the games to Cleveland.
"If there’s one city in the world that’s looking to prove itself as a beacon of athletic excellence, it’s Cleveland," writes Steve Etheridge. "Tortured by a 48-year title drought, the city has been yearning for the chance to showcase champions, and with enough stadiums to accommodate any variety of large-scale sporting events, the Olympics could give them the glory they so fervently covet.
"Really, other than the unrelenting rule of a lady in a yellow hat, what does London have that Cleveland doesn’t? A big river? Cleveland’s got that, along with Lake Erie to boot. An efficient public transportation system? Not only does Cleveland have one, but it’s the BEST in North America."
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