London 2012 Olympics: The PRSI subthread Complete waste of taxpayers' money in my opinion. If the Olympic Games are to be held, they should be funded entirely by sponsors. It's also hugely wasteful that every time these games are held lots of new stadiums and arenas are built and then rarely, if ever, used again. It is also yet another example of successive Governments providing huge amounts of funding to London and the South East, despite it being completely overpopulated and to the detriment of the rest of the UK. Oh, and don't get me started on the "games lanes". I pay my road tax so I can use the roads, not so a select few people can skip the traffic.