The Mayors comments refer to former Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev, left, who caused uproar in the UN General Assembly in October 1960 when he banged his shoe on a desk after the Philippine delegate said the USSR was imperialist. It was one of many times he lost his temper at the UN. Two weeks earlier, he pounded his desk and interrupted speakers over UN intervention in Congo. PS Locog, and Lord Moynihan, British Olympic Association chairman. Mr Johnson wants to cut the cost of boxing and shooting and is understood to have Ms Jowells backing. But the priority for Lord Moynihan and Lord Coe is to be uncompromising in delivering a Games they have pledged will put athletes first. Lord Moynihan said staging shooting in the Royal Artillery barracks, Woolwich, and boxing at the ExCel centre was non-negoti- able to the people that matter. Mr Johnson, increasingly dis- mayed that the demands of inter- n at ion a l s p or t s ch ie f s a re apparently outweighing taxpayers interests, then vented his anger. The row has been simmering since Games organisers last year sought to save 40m by switching badminton and rhythmic gymnas- tics to ExCel. A feasibility study will look at a compromise -- those sports would move to a temporary Barking venue, with shooting still at Woolwich and boxing at ExCel. London Lite Friday, 18 September 2009 AngryMayor:IlldoaKhrushchevovercosts NADINE COYLE takes time out for a much-needed cigarette break after rehearsing all day for her bands big Wembley moment. Coyle, 24, was joined by her Girls Aloud bandmate Sarah Harding, 27, on the roof of a dance studio for a smoke as they prepared to support Coldplay at the stadium tonight and tomorrow. Colleagues Kimberley Walsh, 27, and Nicola Roberts, 23, put any nerves to one side on a night out in London and looked remarkably fresh- faced as they returned to their hotel several hours later. by georgina littlejohn Smoking Aloud... Nadine takesgig cigbreak Economies: Boris Johnson wants to save money with an Olympic venues shake-up UPLOAD a picture of your pet (or any random animal), choose them a voice, add accessories (like hats) and type in a short sentence. Web sorcery will animate your pets mouth and youll see and hear it speaking the words you just typed. Pointless but totally brilliant. ShIVeR me timbers! Tomorrow is International Talk Like A Pirate Day and this site has all the information on this must-do event, including tips on perfecting your accent. Plus, theyre raising cash for Marie Curie Cancer Care so theres a good reason to sound like an idiot. Rachel MoStyn EMAIL YOUR TIMEWASTERS TO: Timew@ster What to browse when the boss isnt looking Boris gives 2012 chiefs a shoeing over 20m cuts Fresh-faced: Kimberley and Nicola on their night out Up on the roof: Nadine on cigarette break during rehearsals BORIS JOhnSOn erupted in fury at a London Olympics board meet- ing over his proposal to save 20m with a venues shake-up. he accused Games chiefs of arrogance and grovelling to international sports leaders. At one point, reprising the antics of Soviet leader nikita Khrushchev at a 1960 United nations meeting, he said: If I have to take my shoe off and bang it on the desk I will. City halls wish to move boxing across town to Wembley was opposed by the British Olympic Association. The scenes threaten unity at the board, which consists of the Mayor, Olympics minister Tessa Jowell, Sebastian Coe, chair- man of 2012 organ- ising committee index.html2.html3.html4.html5.html6.html7.html8.html9.html10.html11.html12.html13.html14.html15.html16.html17.html18.html19.html20.html21.html22.html23.html24.html25.html26.html27.html28.html29.html30.html31.html32.html33.html34.html35.html36.html37.html38.html39.html40.html41.html42.html43.html44.html45.html46.html47.html48.html49.html50.html51.html