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“Why the Olympics aren’t good for us” MARK PERRYMAN in Morning Star Online

Monday, August 22nd, 2016

“Costly prestige venues are built with the attendant transport and hotel infrastructure often facing decades of under-use at best or demolition at worst.

Quite possibly the most extreme example of this is what has already happened to the London 2012 Olympic Stadium. Built at vast public expense, it was given away by the then London Tory mayor for next to nothing to a rich football club in the richest football league in the world to make money for their Tory-supporting owners and next to nobody else”

To read more, visit Morning Star Online.

“A Better Olympics Is Possible” MARK PERRYMAN in Jacobin

Tuesday, August 16th, 2016

“But the disparity between Olympic ideology and reality has only deepened since commercial imperatives took over the competition. The 1984 Los Angeles Olympics established a new tradition: the enormous public subsidy of private goods in the name of sports. Since then, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has sought some kind of moral justification for its capitalist excess.”

To read more, visit Jacobin.

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