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#21 MarcusGarveyLives

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 05:23 PM

... if you have managed to calm down ...


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... in which event did this competitor win a Gold medal last night?



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Posted 13 August 2012 - 12:08 PM

... if you have managed to calm down ...



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... in which event did this competitor win a Gold medal last night?


... and now ...

Belarus shot putter Nadzeya Ostapchuk stripped of gold for doping (click for more)





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Now there's a surprise !!!



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Posted 13 August 2012 - 05:29 PM

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Brother Mohammed Farah wins the 5,000m (11 August 2012) ... and there they go with that strange salute again ...



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Posted 12 January 2013 - 11:52 PM

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On 12 January 2013, 34 year-old Ashley Gill-Webb, who got into the Olympic Stadium without a ticket, was found guilty at Stratford Magistrates' Court of intending to cause the 100m finalists harassment, alarm or distress by using threatening, abusive or disorderly behaviour, contrary to Section 4 of the Public Order Act as well as an alternative charge contrary to Section 5 of the act.

 

Gill-Webb, who suffers from bipolar affective disorder, pushed his way to the front of an exclusive seating area at the stadium and started shouting: 'Usain, I want you to lose. Usain, you are bad, you are an a***hole,' Stratford Magistrates' Court heard last week.

 

Finding Gill-Webb guilty of both charges, District Judge William Ashworth said today: 'The video, in my view, clearly shows Mr Gill-Webb checking to see if he is under observation before taking the risk of throwing the bottle.
 
'I am sure that he was at that point weighing up the chances of being caught.'

 

He will be sentenced next month.



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Posted 22 July 2013 - 08:47 PM

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He was sentenced to a eight-week community order at Thames Magistrates' Court, electronically monitored and subject to a 7pm to 7am curfew. He was also ordered to pay a £1,500 contribution to costs.



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Posted 22 July 2013 - 08:58 PM

"East Londoners are promised a 'fair share' of new homes – but only if they earn above £30k ..."


Price rise for 'affordable' housing puts Olympic legacy under threat (click for more)


"The Olympics were supposed to regenerate London's poorest boroughs. So what have we got to show for our £11bn? Lurid towers and faceless flats ...


London's Olympics legacy faces early disqualification (click for more)

 

"The London Olympics failed in its objective to inspire Britons to become more active, a major study revealed today (16 July 2013) ...

 

Olympics fail to make physical impact (click for more)

 

"The financial reports of the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) show 144 officials were paid a share of more than £2m ahead of the authority winding down in 2014 ..."


Redundancy payments for Olympic executives cost £2.8m (click for more)

 


 

 


 


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#27 MarcusGarveyLives

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 06:56 AM

East London worse off than before Olympic bid (click for more)


The Olympic legacy has failed to bring jobs to London's East End (click for more)


"More than a third of Britain's London 2012 Olympic medal winners were born abroad or had a foreign parent or grandparent, a new study has suggested ..."


London 2012 Olympics: Third of Team GB medals 'won by immigrants' (click for more)


"There's a glaring gap between the cant we heard at last summer's Games and where Britain has subsequently arrived ..."


Britain's diversity was lauded during the Olympics. But no longer (click for more)



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Posted 01 September 2013 - 10:04 AM

'Missed Olympic opportunity' to get children exercising (November 2011)

 

... and now ...


Despite Olympics, half of UK kids 'not exercising enough' (August 2013)



#29 MarcusGarveyLives

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Posted 04 August 2015 - 08:49 PM


London Olympic 2012: The Alternative Review

 

 

"... since 2012, the number of people practicing sport for at least 30 minutes at moderate intensity at least once a week has slowly declined. Most recently the number of people participating in sport once a week fell by 222,000 compared with October 2014 ..."

 

Olympic legacy failure: sports participation figures (click for more)



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Posted 04 August 2016 - 10:37 PM

"Beyond Stratford’s investment units, cultural mega-hub and ‘innovation centres’, affordable housing is in scant supply on the former London 2012 site. Sadiq Khan and the legacy team have their work cut out to salvage the original vision ..."

 

London's Olympic legacy: a suburb on steroids, a cacophony of luxury stumps (click for more)

 






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