By Julian Cheyne and Rebecca Kim - Researcher at the Democracy & Social Movement Institute, SungkongHoe University, Seoul
Against the background of the all consuming scandal which has engulfed South Korea's now deposed President Park Pyeongchang2018 looms up as the next fixture in the Olympic murk. The scandal surrounding ex-President Park Guen-hye, her confidante, Choi Soon-sil, and South Korea’s secretive companies, or chaebols, such as Samsung, Hyundai, Lotte or Hanjin, has cast a light on the shadowy interactions between the government, the secret services and the chaebols, the companies which came to dominate the South Korean economy during the dictatorship of Park’s father, Park Jung-Hee.
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So the Monier Road Bridge plot thickens! An Atkins Connectivity Survey concluded that building a bridge at Monier Road
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http://www.gamesmonitor.org.uk/node/2314 222 are currently employed at Here East
Sustainability award http://www.gamesmonitor.org.uk/node/1079 http://www.gamesmonitor.org.uk/node/771
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Aftermath2012: First they came for the residents, businesses, gardeners, then they came for the artists
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Additional information re Athletes Village in section 
One of the major promises of London 2012 was that it would create a large number of affordable homes for East Londoners.
In a recent Freedom of Information response to a question:
How many homes are now expected to be provided on the Olympic Park? What is the breakdown expected to be per neighbourhood?
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Obtained under FOI from University of East London, May 2016
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The death by a thousand cuts being inflicted on Vila Autódromo by the Mayor and City of Rio for Rio2016 continues. However, the community continues to fight back. One symbol of this fightback is the Poverty Olympics torch which has now been delivered to the Vila Autódromo community. Here it is being held aloft by Maria da Penha Macena, one of the most active members of the community whose http://www.rioonwatch.org/?p=27420home was demolished by the Mayor and City on the same day as she was awarded a prize on International Women's Day.
Submitted by Julian Cheyne on Fri, 01/04/2016 - 00:10.
Two videos from No Eviction for Olympics protest against the eviction of homeless people for Tokyo2020. On January 27th 2016 the contstrucion company tried to seal off Meiji Park, Tokyo, where homeless people have been living, in some cases for years, and where the Olympic stadium is to be constructed. The company, JSC, also tried to cut off water for the homeless people. A protest by the homeless and their supporters succeeded in preventing this. The matter is being heard in court.
Submitted by Julian Cheyne on Tue, 22/03/2016 - 23:45.
The Olympic Park is stuffed with public art designed to mystify and mislead the public, like Boris's folly, the Orbit, a helter skelter without a skelter, which was dreamed up when Boris met Lakshmi in the washroom at Davos in 2009 and was built using steel from the site of killings and torture at the Serb concentration camp at Omarska, Bosnia. The skelter is now being added to make it into what it failed to be in a desperate effort to rescue it from oblivion. Another is RUN, which imaginatively consists of three large letters R U N, while elsewhere there are some upturned crayons called 'steles' stuck in the River Lea.
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