Several of the tens of parks around London will be screening the games free of charge. Being a relaxed city, it means that people will buy cheap beers from the supermarket and enjoy with friends at the parks.
To put this into perspective, a pint that costs 660 (five pounds) in the clubs goes for Sh132 (one pound) at the supermarket. The sun too does not set until 9:20pm – and rises by 4:30am – meaning more hours for merriment.
But as the ordinary Britons grumble about the games making their lives harder, athletes are set for a time of their lives inside the Olympic village.
In what reads like a remake of the Sodom and Gomorrah, an anonymously authored book released a few weeks in London paints a picture of the village as a den of evils where sex and beer flow freely.
The book by a former UK Olympian talks of ‘bed hopping’ being the most popular sport in the village, referring to a habit of athletes changing partners.
Organisers are providing 150,000 condoms to be used by the expected 10,500 Olympians. During 2004 Athens Olympics, 130,000 condoms were provided for athletes. Women Olympians will also be provided with free emergency contraceptive pills.
Bidding to run a legal brothel at the games, Dennis Hof, who owns the Moonlite Bunny Ranch, a large-scale brothel in Nevada, US, told BBC he expects London to see “1,000 girls to be trafficked in by South East Asian, Albanian and African gangs, violent gangs involved in crime and drugs”.
There are also warnings that London will be flooded with prostitutes.
In January 2010, Tessa Jowell, then Minister for the Olympics in the previous government, told MPs: “Major sporting events can be a magnet for the global sex and trafficking industry; this is wholly unacceptable. I am determined that traffickers will not exploit London 2012.”
Already, the Metropolitan Police has raided several brothels around London.