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I was one of the people that cheered as loud as possible when it was announced that London has won the right to host the 2012 Olympics.  How thrilling.  I even went so far as to buy tickets to 2 of the events.  The build up to the event has been tremendous and very, very exciting, a lofty aspiration and an opportunity for the UK and London to benefit from this event…..and yet….

How is this even possible?

http://www.mirror.co.uk/money/city-news/olympic-corporate-partners-can-avoid-943011

How is it even possible that a company; namely G4S can secure a million pound contract without any checks or vetting to ensure it could meet it’s commitments:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/2012/jul/14/london-2012-olympic-security-g4s

And why is a fast-food chain being allowed to dictate what food people are allowed to sell….they sold the idea that UK businesses would benefit from the games:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2172168/London-Olympics-2012-McDonalds-force-Olympics-bosses-ban-restaurants-selling-chips-unless-FISH.html

The real winners are the large overseas corporations that gained the main contracts.

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