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Olympics promises on human rights’ are notoriously flimsy

PUBLISHED: 19:33 12 August 2008 | UPDATED: 13:32 05 October 2010

Dear Editor, PROMISES of Olympics legacies’ are notoriously flimsy. Those backing the Beijing Games promising to deliver improvements in human rights’ and air pollution will surely be disappointed. Londoners should, therefore, be concerned that there is still no clear plan for what 2012 will leave behind, other than a huge bill

Dear Editor,

PROMISES of Olympics 'legacies' are notoriously flimsy. Those backing the Beijing Games promising to deliver improvements in 'human rights' and air pollution will surely be disappointed.

Londoners should, therefore, be concerned that there is still no clear plan for what 2012 will leave behind, other than a huge bill.

A huge opportunity will have been missed... unless they deliver more public sporting facilities in East London, better 'living wage' jobs for workers and the start of large-scale renewable energy generation.

The scale of public investment, including that being paid directly by Londoners, demands an Olympics which succeeds where its predecessors failed.

Jenny Jones (Green)

London Assembly

City Hall

Queen's-walk, Southwark


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