That’s what the following para in the new assessment seems to be saying (the stakeholders referred to here are the city, the regional and the national government, as well as the National Olympic Committee):
The three levels of government â€“ national, regional and city â€“ have provided strong support and financial commitments and would cover any potential shortfall in the OCOG budget. However, the Candidature File and supporting documentation, as well as the administrative structure proposed for a Madrid 2016 Games, did not demonstrate a full understanding of the need for clear delineation of roles and responsibilities, including financial, between different stakeholders to ensure an efficient and timely transition to the OCOG, or of the management of operations required to implement the Games vision, concept and plans. Given the current complexity and magnitude of delivering a major multi-sports event such as the Olympic Games, this could result in organisational and financial challenges.
Meanwhile someone is probably not about to send the tanks in to suppress the Arenys de Munt sensimilla syndicate‘s referendum on independence for Cataloonier, to be followed we hope by Barcelona issuing a notice of UDI to the poxy Provençal peasants currently guiding its fortunes and pocketing the proceeds. Ah! for President Johns and his independent republic of the Isle of Dogs!
- Zombie manufacturing
The death agonies of the car industry in Barcelona’s Zona Franca district.
- El gallito inglés / le coq anglais
Proud English cock, limp Latin hen: the binary opposition of English and Spanish fowls as a metaphor for the contrast between
- Referendums on independence are for pussies
Serious separatists will drive on the left, in Vic, starting Sunday.
- Betting on secession
A boring morning: I can’t find anyone who, following yesterday’s Catalan parliamentary elections, is prepared to bet against a ruling coalition
- The Hispanic Orthography Files, continued
Plus a zarzuela/politics RFI.