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How London’s Olympic legacy was sold out

39 mins | Jul 9, 2022
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The false promises of the games continue. After so many other Olympic sites became discarded after previous events, London 2012 promised to be different and “a model for social inclusion”. But a decade on, this pledge has not been fulfilled. Oliver Wainwright explores how the legacy of London’s Olympics has been gentrification on an industrial scale. Here explores how London’s organising committee’s widely promoted ambitions surrounding community and neighbourhood projects were not fulfilled and have instead pushed struggling groups out of the area entirely.
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