I have been talking with some of my students regarding the 2012 games coming to Warsaw. I started the discussion with enthusiasm but was surprised as the students did not share my enthusiasm. Many feel that Poland cannot handle this event and even remarked that they will probably leave Warsaw to escape the chaos during the games.
I am definitely looking forward to the games. Although I will probably not attend any of the games, it is the atmosphere of the city I am looking forward to. I have this vision of Warsaw becoming culturally enriched during this time as there will be people from all over Europe coming into the city. I know there will be problems ... but, I think this kind of spotlight on Poland can only be helpful in getting rid of all the stereotypes that are associated with this beautiful country.
What can we expect? Diversity! That alone is worth it to me!