While drivel continues to be spouted about the supposed inadequacies of the Foster Wembley Stadium scheme (memo to the culture secretary: 'Chuck it, Smith!'), a real problem has been acknowledged at the Olympic Stadium in Sydney.
Following a local event at Stadium Australia, some athletes complained about wind gusts. Architect John Whatmore of HOK Lobb admitted that there really is a problem, but all the design could do was mitigate the affects of gusts in what is a very windy city. 'The only real answer is to put a roof over the stadium . . . that's not acceptable for the Olympics, so there will be an open stadium.'
Refreshingly frank - but we'll be on guard against the odd, offcourse javelin.