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John Ward – Mastering The Numbers 1 And 2 – 2 Episodes – 22 July 2012

MASTERING THE NUMBERS (1): Privilege, greed and security at the London Olympics

The Slog interrogates some of the more unseemly statistics of the 2012 London Olympic Games

After Clarkson’s somewhat superficial piece about Olympics ‘belly-achers’ in todays Times – well below his normal standards, and having an air of being rushed out to a brief – it might be useful to point up what we naysayers are bitching about: in terms of everything from the ‘Olympic ideal’ and a ‘people’s event’ right the way through to the slapdash planning – and commercialisation in the very worst sense of that word. Continue reading

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