Apparently, vendors of services needed by the 2012 Olympic games organisers will only be considered if they pay to be "major sponsors" of the games. Derek Wyatt MP let slip that "because neither of these companies was a 'major sponsor' of the Olympics their technology could not be used".
If this were anything other than the Olympics, that "sponsorship" would be spelt B-R-I-B-E-R-Y.
This comes shortly after the UK government decided to stop investigating alleged bribes paid by British Aerospace to the Saudi government. It's nice to know that corruption is taken seriously in this wonderful country.
Thankyou very fucking much Seb Coe you midget Tory CUNT.
(story via the most excellent Bruce Schneieieier)