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'Many a Darkly-Woven Lie' - The Aftermath: London2012 compensation battles continue

How appropriate that Pindar's Olympic Ode is quoted at the opening of the Greater London Authority's Olympic Legacy Supplementary Planning Guidance.

Well! these are tales of mystery!
And many a darkly-woven lie
With men will easy credence gain;
While truth, calm truth, may speak in vain,
For eloquence, whose honey’d sway
Our frailer mortal wits obey,
Can honour give to actions ill,
And faith to deeds incredible;
And bitter blame, and praises high,
Fall truest from posterity.

(Translations Of Pindar: The First Olympic Ode)


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An introduction to the social impacts of the Olympics

The Olympics project is large and complex. In this revised version of our previous paper of the same name, we draw your attention to significant impacts, the paucity of procedures for impact evaluation, and the processes surrounding the bidding for, and promotion of, the Olympic event.

World class games in London

How the 2012 Olympics is changing my neighbourhood
The Olympic Park is opening more to the public after the Games. It is a time to reflect on the changes which have been imposed on my locality ...
by Martin Slavin, a photo essay worldclassgamesin.london


Glasgow Games Monitor

Glasgow Games Monitor 2014 are a group of people raising awareness about the impacts of ‘regeneration’ via the Commonwealth Games 2014 (CG 2014), and the Clyde Gateway Intiative (CGI): gamesmonitor2014.org @2014games


playthegame.org

Play the Game is an international conference and communication initiative aiming to strengthen the ethical foundation of sport and promote democracy, transparency and freedom of expression in sport. Based at the Danish Institute for Sports Studies its website is a portal for a wide range of journalists and academics articles highlighting mismanagement and corruption in sport.

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The London 2012 Olympics: A gender equality audit
New report published April 2013, available in Play the Game's knowledge bank, analyses gender equality at the 2012 London Olympic Games