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Aftermath2012 - those sycophantic awards keep coming

http://www.londonfirstevents.co.uk/events/london-planning-awards/custom-21-1f96134fad76404a95b19ceabdf1962d.aspx

http://www.gamesmonitor.org.uk/node/2314 222 are currently employed at Here East

Sustainability award http://www.gamesmonitor.org.uk/node/1079 http://www.gamesmonitor.org.uk/node/771


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Aftermath 2012 - more lies about housing and jobs

Back in July 2016 http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07jqqw1BBC Radio 4's You and Yours programme discussed the London Olympics legacy. They had come across my FoI request which showed that so far fewer than 1000 jobs had been created on the Olympic Park.


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Aftermath 2012 - Affordable Housing Squeeze

Additional information re Athletes Village in section []

One of the major promises of London 2012 was that it would create a large number of affordable homes for East Londoners.

In a recent Freedom of Information response to a question:

How many homes are now expected to be provided on the Olympic Park? What is the breakdown expected to be per neighbourhood?


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IOC Technical Manual on Olympic Games Impact

Obtained under FOI from University of East London, May 2016


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Barbaric Sport - a Global Plague by Marc Perelman

Barbaric Sport by Marc PerelmanBarbaric Sport by Marc Perelman


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Vila Autódromo and Rio 2016: Eviction, Demolition and Resistance

The death by a thousand cuts being inflicted on Vila Autódromo by the Mayor and City of Rio for Rio2016 continues. However, the community continues to fight back. One symbol of this fightback is the Poverty Olympics torch which has now been delivered to the Vila Autódromo community. Here it is being held aloft by Maria da Penha Macena, one of the most active members of the community whose http://www.rioonwatch.org/?p=27420home was demolished by the Mayor and City on the same day as she was awarded a prize on International Women's Day.


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Videos from No Eviction for Olympics protest - Tokyo 2020

Two videos from No Eviction for Olympics protest against the eviction of homeless people for Tokyo2020. On January 27th 2016 the contstrucion company tried to seal off Meiji Park, Tokyo, where homeless people have been living, in some cases for years, and where the Olympic stadium is to be constructed. The company, JSC, also tried to cut off water for the homeless people. A protest by the homeless and their supporters succeeded in preventing this. The matter is being heard in court.


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Aftermath 2012 - a tapestry of lies, destruction and theft

The Olympic Park is stuffed with public art designed to mystify and mislead the public, like Boris's folly, the Orbit, a helter skelter without a skelter, which was dreamed up when Boris met Lakshmi in the washroom at Davos in 2009 and was built using steel from the site of killings and torture at the Serb concentration camp at Omarska, Bosnia. The skelter is now being added to make it into what it failed to be in a desperate effort to rescue it from oblivion. Another is RUN, which imaginatively consists of three large letters R U N, while elsewhere there are some upturned crayons called 'steles' stuck in the River Lea.


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Brazil's Dance with the Devil - The World Cup, the Olympics, and the Fight for Democracy by Dave Zirin

Brazil's Dance with the Devil by Dave ZirinBrazil's Dance with the Devil by Dave ZirinWritten by Dave Zirin, sports editor of the US newspaper The Nation, published by Haymarket Brazil's Dance with the Devil is a high octane read through the infatuation of Brazil's political elite with mega-events. Written before the 2014 World Cup it is highly relevant to the upcoming Rio Olympic Games. There is plenty of background on the politics of the bid and how it fits into the Lula era. However, its key focus is on the impact on the poorest communities, the favelas. As a sports journalist of unusual stripe Dave Zirin takes a look at significant sports personalities, notably the footballers Socrates and Pele, and how they represent different forces in Brazilian sport and society. Given the political importance of sport and its alleged disconnection from politics it is fascinating to read about Socrates' political classes at Corinthians. Zirin also provides a brief history of recent Olympics and highlights how the Games are about much more than sport, they provide an opportunity to redesign the city, minus the poor.


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