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View orpingtoneagle's Profile orpingtoneagle Flag Orpington 26 Jul 22 8.23am Send a Private Message to orpingtoneagle Add orpingtoneagle as a friend

Originally posted by Badger11

I see Mayor Kannot is trying to bring the Olympics back to London. I am still waiting to see the legacy that we were promised was part of the bid?

Very true all anyone got was a huge bung for Gold, Sullivan et al who got a new stadium and aside from that nothing has really changed. But did anyone really expect it to.

 

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View Eaglecoops's Profile Eaglecoops Flag CR3 26 Jul 22 8.30am Send a Private Message to Eaglecoops Add Eaglecoops as a friend

Originally posted by orpingtoneagle

Very true all anyone got was a huge bung for Gold, Sullivan et al who got a new stadium and aside from that nothing has really changed. But did anyone really expect it to.

Was there ever an audit of where all the income went from the Olympics? It certainly didnít go into housing as numerous athletes accommodation blocks still sit there.

The rumours at the time were that Branson made a killing by buying up land prior to the 2012 Olympics location being announced. The only thing you can be sure of is that money goes to money.

 

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View orpingtoneagle's Profile orpingtoneagle Flag Orpington 26 Jul 22 8.38am Send a Private Message to orpingtoneagle Add orpingtoneagle as a friend

Originally posted by Eaglecoops

Was there ever an audit of where all the income went from the Olympics? It certainly didnít go into housing as numerous athletes accommodation blocks still sit there.

The rumours at the time were that Branson made a killing by buying up land prior to the 2012 Olympics location being announced. The only thing you can be sure of is that money goes to money.

I work next to the Olympic park and there does seem to be a lot of building going on. Just never seems to ever be a thing actually completed. Mind you I am not a fan of the area and can't see why anyone would want to live there!

 

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View Badger11's Profile Badger11 Flag Beckenham 26 Jul 22 9.18am Send a Private Message to Badger11 Add Badger11 as a friend

Originally posted by Eaglecoops

Was there ever an audit of where all the income went from the Olympics? It certainly didnít go into housing as numerous athletes accommodation blocks still sit there.

The rumours at the time were that Branson made a killing by buying up land prior to the 2012 Olympics location being announced. The only thing you can be sure of is that money goes to money.

A friend was embedded into the Olympic bid and wrote a book about it (not a page turner) her conclusion was that the legacy was a joke swiftly abandoned by the politicians.

She is now working with the Paris Olympic Committee and they are making the same mistakes.

It's a very expensive 2 week party. You can regenerate an area without the Olympics.

 


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View Badger11's Profile Badger11 Flag Beckenham 26 Jul 22 9.24am Send a Private Message to Badger11 Add Badger11 as a friend

And speaking of expensive flops I see the BBC will be throwing our money at the Eurovision Song Contest much to the relief of the other countries no doubt.

So far no word on how much it will cost us.

 


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View PalazioVecchio's Profile PalazioVecchio Flag south pole 26 Jul 22 9.27am Send a Private Message to PalazioVecchio Add PalazioVecchio as a friend

Originally posted by Badger11

And speaking of expensive flops I see the BBC will be throwing our money at the Eurovision Song Contest much to the relief of the other countries no doubt.

So far no word on how much it will cost us.

ah well that makes a change from all the Women's Football & 'Birmingham Ting' Commonwealth Diversity.

Seeing the BBC prioritizing some straight white British men for a change.

oh, hang on a second .....

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Edited by PalazioVecchio (26 Jul 2022 10.17am)

 


7 points from Manchester last season

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View becky's Profile becky Flag over the moon 26 Jul 22 11.39am Send a Private Message to becky Holmesdale Online Elite Member Add becky as a friend

Originally posted by Badger11

And speaking of expensive flops I see the BBC will be throwing our money at the Eurovision Song Contest much to the relief of the other countries no doubt.

So far no word on how much it will cost us.

Why do you think they all voted us into second place? They knew Ukraine would get the sympathy vote from the public and not be able to hold the event there next year.....

 


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View becky's Profile becky Flag over the moon 26 Jul 22 11.42am Send a Private Message to becky Holmesdale Online Elite Member Add becky as a friend

Originally posted by Eaglecoops

Was there ever an audit of where all the income went from the Olympics? It certainly didnít go into housing as numerous athletes accommodation blocks still sit there.

The rumours at the time were that Branson made a killing by buying up land prior to the 2012 Olympics location being announced. The only thing you can be sure of is that money goes to money.


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I always said that they should have made these accommodation blocks for MP's requiring a stay in London when the house is sitting, and then cut all the hotel expenses and second mortgages

 


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View ASCPFC's Profile ASCPFC Flag Pro-Cathedral/caravan park 26 Jul 22 12.30pm Send a Private Message to ASCPFC Add ASCPFC as a friend

Originally posted by becky


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I always said that they should have made these accommodation blocks for MP's requiring a stay in London when the house is sitting, and then cut all the hotel expenses and second mortgages

Is it not residential accommodation? East Village or some such.

 


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View cryrst's Profile cryrst Flag The garden of England 26 Jul 22 1.42pm Send a Private Message to cryrst Add cryrst as a friend

Originally posted by Badger11

I see Mayor Kannot is trying to bring the Olympics back to London. I am still waiting to see the legacy that we were promised was part of the bid?

Tbh Iím up there tomorrow and Thursday repairing some leaks in the residential blocks. My firms made a fortune

 

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View cryrst's Profile cryrst Flag The garden of England 26 Jul 22 1.44pm Send a Private Message to cryrst Add cryrst as a friend

Originally posted by ASCPFC

Is it not residential accommodation? East Village or some such.

Yup there are 15 residential blocks. Housing private and social peeps.
Must cost hmg a fortune on benefit payments as theyíre not cheap.

 

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View cryrst's Profile cryrst Flag The garden of England 26 Jul 22 1.46pm Send a Private Message to cryrst Add cryrst as a friend

A bit of info.
When they were built none had kitchens. Once the olympics were over they spent another couple billion installing them. Couldnít trust the athletes not to burn down a few flats I guess.

 

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