Gordon Brown and leaders of major political parties of UK have a chance to save the Olympic movement by proposing that, starting from London Olympics of 2012, the Games should be depoliticised:

  • That British politicians will give every possible behind-the-scene support to the London Games, but will refrain from attending the Games or any related public events.
  • That appropriate British government officials (maybe, even Brown himself) will visit the Beijing during this year Games with a technical mission — as hosts of the next Games — but, again, refrain from attending any public events.
  • That all official and public ceremonial functions will be performed by the National Olympic Committee.
  • And that organisers of next games (including Winter Games in Russia) are invited to follow this example.

As it has now become common knowledge, Olympic torch ceremonies were invented by the Nazis in 1936:

Berlin Olympics 1936