“It is depressing to think we’ll be on a war footing for the Olympic Games which were intended to bring countries together under the peaceful banner of international sport.
“We attended the Athens Games and although there was a bag check going into the stadium, it was all very low key.
“The image I’ll remember was of ordinary people from every continent on the planet strolling round the concourse just talking, laughing and generally enjoying the atmosphere.
“I have tickets for this year but I’m going to cancel – which is what I’d like to see happen with the games.
“There have always been the problems of over-commercialisation and expensive facilities, etc; but the essence of peaceful coming together has been lost and we need to find some other way of celebrating sport – A Peace Games maybe?”