Tessa Jowell – the Olympic Minister – is being questioned by the Welsh Affairs Select committee this morning on the “potential benefits” of the games in Wales.
It will be interesting to see to what extent she defends the position that the Olympics will ultimately be good for Wales especially in light of the fact that the Welsh Heritage Minister Alun Ffred Jones has recently said that the games have so far proved detrimental for Wales – with millions of pounds of lottery funding being diverted to the Olympic park and London rather than here.
What potential benefits will there be, do we think, in holding a sporting event more than 150 miles away?
Update: Tuesday 27/1/2009 p.m.
Here's what Tessa Jowell had to say
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