The Fog of Games, Legacy, Land Grabs & Liberty; Mark Saunders. Reporting the London Olympics; Martin Slavin
In The Fog of Games the first casualty is the truth. The Olympics are brief and transitory television events that disguise and justify mega projects of vast urban restructuring that permanently distort our cities for the benefit of a few business interests. Common features of such projects are unprecedented land grabs, the sweeping away of democratic structures and planning restraints, the transfer of public money into private hands, and 'information management' to hide truths and silence critics.