London Olympics 2012

Alicia visits Hackney the site where World Have Your Say will be broadcasting on Wed 3rd March, we will be talking to residents about living next to the Olympic site. Last week the BBC World Service broadcast a documentary about an estate in East London and the residents views regarding the Olympics.

3 Responses to “London Olympics 2012”

  1. 1 Peter Gizzi UK
    March 1, 2010 at 17:04

    I sadly had to attend a funeral in Walthamstow last Friday. I had lived there for 20 years. From The Medway Towns we have a “high speed” rail link to St. Pancras International. En route it stops at Stratford International where I alighted getting a bus from there to Walthamstow. The bus journey took longer than the train journey! (about 5 miles compared to 35+ miles on the train).

    If this traffic situation remains the Olympics will bring the area to a standstill! Will it then become yet another very expensive white elephant? Friends in Walthamstow are hoping it will increase the value of their properties so they can escape! I don’t think this will happen.

    Thank goodness I escaped some 20 years ago.

  2. 2 T
    March 1, 2010 at 18:52

    Despite what Boris Johnson says, keep in mind the long-term ramifications of hosting the Games.

    There are lots of previous host cities that are STILL paying that debt. Also, in Vancouver the City Council signed an agreement with the IOC that let the local cops confiscate any sign that criticized the Games. At any time and in any location (without a warrant).

    Will the citizens of London be subject to the same treatment?

  3. 3 Kenneth Ingle
    March 1, 2010 at 19:50

    Thank goodness I shall be watching this lot in TV overseas, not from my home town London. However we should learn from Greece, their games were great too! But now the country has gone broke. We no longer are a world power and we cannot afford either these games, or to send troops all over the world to meddle in other peoples affairs. Its time we had a government which looks after the british people instead of spending money we do not have.

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