August 14, 2012

Shamefaced Return of Olympo-Skeptics

Dan Hodges, Daily Telegraph

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And so they return. Slipping home under cover of darkness, casting furtive glances over their shoulders lest they be spotted by the final nocturnal Olympic revellers, the are back amongst us. The London 2012 naysayers.

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