It's probably unfair to blame the Olympics. In Australia, a former water polo champion, Keri Lane, is accused of murdering a new born baby because she wanted to compete in the 2000 Sydney Olympics. Almost as alarming is Peter Keen, Director of Performance at UK Sport, who puts sport up there with 'economic domination' and 'warfare'. In an interview with the Guardian he said: 'Short of economic domination and warfare, I'm not sure what else makes sense of our national identity...'
Submitted by Julian Cheyne on Wed, 11/08/2010 - 00:07.
Dorset County Councillor Tim Munro has described the proposal to to moor a private cruise ship in Portland Harbour to house 800 police for the Olympics sailing events as "disgusting".
Submitted by Julian Cheyne on Sun, 08/08/2010 - 03:25.
Gen. David Richards, soon to be head of Britain's armed forces, says the army may provide specialist teams, usually deployed in Afghanistan, to check for roadside bombs at the 2012 Olympics.
Submitted by Julian Cheyne on Sat, 07/08/2010 - 00:14.
July 29  - Special "Games Lanes" will be introduced on key roads to speed athletes and officials to the 2012 London Olympics, plans launched today have shown.
The lanes will be in addition to the Olympic Route Network (ORN) which will be roadwork free, cover 2.5 per cent of London's roads, will be used by 82,000 people and cost around £25 million.
Submitted by Steve Dowding on Thu, 29/07/2010 - 11:00.
Submitted by Steve Dowding on Sun, 18/07/2010 - 12:42.
Updated Background Papers are now available at http://www.gamesmonitor.org.uk/media_centre
Background Paper 1 - Impact (PDF) 170.23 KB
Submitted by Steve Dowding on Wed, 02/06/2010 - 13:27.
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.
Submitted by Mike Wells on Mon, 12/04/2010 - 13:03.
Submitted by Martin Slavin on Thu, 22/10/2009 - 18:15.
Submitted by Martin Slavin on Sat, 13/06/2009 - 08:07.
Submitted by Martin Slavin on Thu, 21/05/2009 - 11:58.