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Tuesday, March 4, 2008

The Draft Legacy

Quite extraordinarily, even though the planning of the London Olympics has been going on for several years, there is as yet no plan for the so called "legacy" of the Games.

In fact Tessa Jowell, the Olympics Minister, will today present only a draft version of the legacy action plan to inspectors from the IOC.

In 2005 one of the key reasons that London won the right to host the Games, was the promise by Lord Coe that there would be a lasting legacy for London, the UK and the Olympic Movement.

Therefore, why are the plans for this legacy still only in draft?

Even more worrying is the fact that the budget for the legacy has not yet been set.

Jowell says:

"It's almost ready to go."

Hardly much comfort, who on earth would believe her?

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