I’ve recently started to think about the olympics again, and whether Manchester could host them in 2032. It seems to me that if there’s one sure way to get a city onto the global map it’ hosting an Olympic Games. (The notable exception being New York, the only truly global city yet to host). While I am now firmly a Londoner and adore the metropolis, living down here has given me a fresh affinity for the nearest big city to the town where I was born. I now want Manchester to thrive and throb as London does. A couple of questions present themselves though: for one, would this idea actually have any traction up in Manchester itself? And how on earth could I get this idea off the ground, rather then just remaining my whimsical daydream of repeating the glories of 2012 up north? Any suggestions how I could take this forward?