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Olympic Sports, Spirits and Stories - Hilary Powell

"With every large scale master-planning exercise comes a grand narrative of
regeneration, with every Olympics comes the weight of the ‘Olympic Story’ and with
every map or plan comes a legend. As 2012 approaches and the increasingly


Report of Bird Counts at East Marsh and Eton Manor 2008

This report presents the results of 12 month bird counts at Eton Manor and East Marsh during 2008 undertaken to inform the impact assessments of the proposed Olympic wind turbines.

Contrary to the claims made by Jules Pipe / Hackney Council, it does NOT conclude that an 'Olympic' wind turbine on East Marsh would not affect the area's bird population. It confirms that large numbers of birds of 72 species regularly pass through the area affected by the wind turbine proposals at Eton Manor and East Marsh. 11 species of conservation concern including 8 protected species were recorded. These will be vulnerable to disturbance and have already suffered habitat disruption and loss of nesting sites through the Olympic development. A diagram of flight directions of flocks shows them passing close to the proposed turbine locations.

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European Tour Operators Association critiques of alleged tourism benefits from hosting the Olympics

'There appears to be little evidence of any benefit to tourism of hosting an Olympic Games, and considerable evidence of damage.' Findings of the European Tour Operators Association 2006 Report and Updates from 2008 and 2009.

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Olympic Sized Lies: Leaflet for the London Olympics

Olympic Sized Lies and 2012 London Sized Lies:- A leaflet about the 2012 London Olympics


Report looking at Mega Events based on the Halifax Bid for the 2014 Commonwealth Games

This paper attempts to identify and clarify two important issues: how should we estimate the costs and benefits of major events; and the relevance of the experience of other cities’ Commonwealth and Olympic games experiences.

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'Game Plan' UK Government Report on the London Bid for the 2012 Olympic Games

'Game Plan' a joint Department of Culture, Media and Sport and Strategy Unit Report published in December 2002 which examined policy on Sport while the government was thinking about bidding for the Olympics in 2012. It was signed off by Tony Blair who wrote the foreword.


London Borough of Hackney information regarding Iain Sinclair book launch cancellation

This is a text version of the original PDF response from London Borough of Hackney made available at - email addresses and phone numbers have been removed.

Anna Robinson to Ted Rogers: 21/08/08 by email.

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