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No party for the rich?

Deighton was powerful enough to have become the 458th richest person in the country when he applied for the Locog position. He could afford the massive pay-cut

In one of two largely puff pieces in today's Guardian we're treated to a profile of LOCOG Chief Exec Paul Deighton's bankster past with Goldman Sachs. So we have some idea of where he's coming from in the second which leads:


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Unpaid McJobs Available in the Olympics

Olympics McJobs: photo: fakelvis  on Flickrphoto: fakelvis on Flickr


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Higgins inadequately rewarded for awesome budget savings!

Today Mr Higgins kindly sent me an email message in which he said:

'We remain within budget and on track to complete the vast majority of the venues and infrastructure with one year to go.'


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On top of TescoTown, an IkeaTown

Paul Norman reveals that IKEA have acquired the Sugar House Lane site for housing development.


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Vancouver 2010 expenses report

Vancouver2010_expenses.pdf

City of Vancouver releases Olympic expenses

Wednesday, April 14, 2010 by David Eby


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London 2012: one big party or one big prison?

By Mike Wells

Security precautions for London 2012 include the construction of a 17.5 km, 5,000volt electric fence, topped with 900 daylight and night vision surveillance cameras spaced at 50 metre intervals. On first sight of the fence you could be forgiven for thinking you had slipped through a wormhole in the space-time continuum to find yourself on the perimeter of a Soviet era Gulag.


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Chicago 2016 Admits Lying to Public

As reported by Crain’s Chicago Business reporter, Greg Hinz:


Olympic chief admits errors, but promises full disclosure


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