Britons to juggle their hols around Olympic Games

by William ASTON on June 14, 2012

A new study has suggested that significant percentages of Britons are more than prepared to shelve their holiday plans in order to support Britain’s Olympics team at the anticipated Games in London this summer.

As alleged by a study conducted by UK flagship carrier British Airways, over 40 per cent of the people that were surveyed have organised their holidays around the 2012 Games already so that they can stay at home and get behind our athletes. The research has also suggested that at least one in ten UK citizens have cancelled their holidays altogether, with 10 per cent choosing not to book a break this summer so that they can show their support on home soil.

Over in Northern Ireland, a whopping 89 per cent’s worth of the 2,000 surveyed agreed that they will be altering their holiday plans so that they can watch the Games. In the East Midland, 45 per cent said the same thing, as did 39 per cent of Londoners.

According to the survey, just over 50 per cent of those aged 18 to 24 feel that the best way they can show their support for Team GB is by heading down to London and attending the Games in person. On the other hand, roughly the same amount of people over the age of 55 believe that the best way they can support our athletes is by staying at home and watching the Games on television.

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