Along with all the stirring stuff about Olympics job creation, an Olympics boost to the economy, the Olympics transportation miracle comes the news in a 'government-commissioned report' that the Olympics created a construction boom from the building of venues and infrastructure.
Submitted by Julian Cheyne on Thu, 15/11/2012 - 00:31.
Back in the Spring of 2011 Daletech Services sacked Frank Morris after he raised concerns about the dismissal of a fellow worker. The co-worker's name had appeared on a blacklist used by Olympics contractors Skanska and Carillion, who were constructing the Media Centre where the dismissed electrician was working. Recently further accusations of blacklisting at the Olympics have been made against Sir Robert McAlpine, who paid Consulting Association £26,842.20, including a spike of £12,839.20 for 5,836 blacklist checks back in the period July to September 2008 shortly after McAlpine started work on the Olympic Stadium in May 2008.
Submitted by Julian Cheyne on Mon, 05/11/2012 - 17:55.
Submitted by Steve Dowding on Thu, 28/06/2012 - 13:47.
So Andy Altman resigns. As the Standard would have it:
Olympics chief Andy Altman resigns amid concerns over main Games stadium http://bit.ly/NM1ASV
Submitted by Steve Dowding on Tue, 19/06/2012 - 14:16.
Anyone whose experience of ODA 'drop-in' style consultations has been one of bitter frustration and disappointment might enjoy letting this 2-hour recording play in the background.
Submitted by Steve Dowding on Wed, 16/05/2012 - 19:49.
There is an ongoing stand-off between Olympic security guards and photographers with the Old Bill playing coy referee. There is a recent discussion about these issues on the British Journal of Photography blog
Andy Wilkes pitches in with his comment on 24 Apr 2012
Submitted by Martin Slavin on Mon, 30/04/2012 - 13:41.
Submitted by Mike Wells on Tue, 17/04/2012 - 18:27.
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I have just stumbled across this document published by the LSE Cities Programme
In "2009-10 the focus was on the areas surrounding East London's massive Olympic Park development: Hackney Wick, Fish Island, Sugarhouse Lane, Carpenter's Estate, Stratford Town Centre and Leyton. How will they benefit from the regeneration projects promised for this largely deprived part of London? Students suggested some interventions, emphasising the role small, local projects could play in the growth and change of the Olympic fringe sites.
Submitted by Martin Slavin on Tue, 17/04/2012 - 15:06.