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The Aftermath 2012 - Four Years on, a Legacy of MINUS 4,000 Jobs

The London Olympics has been the subject of some wildly optimistic job creation predictions, most notably Gordon Brown's claim of 50,000 jobs, which even the London Development Agency (LDA) warned should be 'treated with caution'.

In a recent Freedom of Information response to a question:

how many jobs are now predicted to be created in the Park as a whole, including at Here East, Olympicopolis and further jobs in the administration, security, maintenance, services, etc, in the Park?


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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