What is wrong with somewhere like Bisley ? I know it's not in London but the Rowing is being held in Eton.
Typical of these parasites, spend spend spend to make themselve's look good. MUPPET'S HAVE MORE INTELEGENCE !
Those poor people in London are going to have to really pay out for this one. And the chavs will have to buy more Lottery tickets.
I was in Athens for a conference a few years back, and going along the coastal tram route (which is a real Olympic-inspired benefit for that city BTW), you do get the impression that the locals now have one empty stadium between three of them.