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Monday, 2 June 2008

The Legacy - A Warning

Much is made by the London Olympics organisers of the so called "legacy" of the Games. They assure us that the £12BN of our money that is currently budgeted to be spent on these games will give rise to a legacy that will last, and benefit the people of London.

They should take heed as to what has happened to the "legacy" of the Athens Games of 2004.

The buildings constructed for the Athens Olympics (cost £9BN) are fly blown, closed to the public and covered in graffiti.

21 of the 22 Olympic venues are in disrepair, and are under guard to prevent vandalism.

Greece's legacy of the games is a national budget deficit of 6.1%, more than twice the maximum allowed under European Union rules.

Greece has found that the games were a complete waste of time and money.

Let us trust that the London organisers take heed.

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