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2012 Finance

Stadium costs underestimated

The true cost of the showpiece venue for the 2012 Olympics was seriously underestimated by organisers of London's bid when they were campaigning to win the right to host the event, The Observer can reveal.


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Olympics will ruin London

We should seriously be thinking about giving the 2012 Olympic games back, before it is too late.


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Not waving but drowning

On the face of it, this should be a golden era for Britain's public swimming pools. The government is constantly urging us to do more exercise. And ministers have pledged to improve sporting facilities in the run up to the London Olympics in 2012. But despite that, hundreds of local pools are increasingly shabby and some are threatened with closure.

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Barnet couple vow to go to prison over Olympic tax

An elderly couple from Barnet say they would rather go to jail than pay the part of their council tax used to fund the 2012 Olympics.

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