New York City has lost its bid for the 2012 Olympics, which , would have only served to increase the profits of a minority of business men and 'chosen people' while hurling higher costs on the general populace along with a thousand other inconveniences. What I find amusing is that the Greek diplomatic Corp in New York offered condolences and advice
to New York's Mayor Bloomberg. The 2004 Olympics , that further indebted the debtor Greek government , is the Greek political establishment's one claim at an ephemeral "accomplishment."
BTW, I have heard rumors for many years that the Greek diplomatic Corp in New York are a clique of closet homosexuals. Something for enquiring minds to further investigate.