Germans laugh at nannystate ‘Olympic disaster’ as top magazine brands 2012 Games ‘one big, soggy mess’

  • Leading German news magazine pokes fun at London’s Olympic planning
  • Der Spiegel: ‘Visitors will need determination to reach the venues at all’
  • Games will be an ‘arduous obstacle for everyone’, magazine claims


They have a reputation for faultless efficiency and planning events with meticulous detail.

So perhaps we should be worried that Germans already believe London 2012 will be an ‘Olympic-sized disaster’.

Germany’s leading news magazine has launched an attack on Britain’s preparations for the Olympics, poking fun at facilities and warning that the Games are destined to go down in history as a gigantic ‘soggy mess’.

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