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Wednesday, 20 November 2013

The only "legacy" from the Olympics, is a millstone of debt for the country.

Olympic legacy for Weymouth and Portland is going begging says House of Lord report

What legacy?

There never was and never will be an "Olympic legacy", for Weymouth or for any other town or city in the United Kingdom.
The whole idea of some tangible benefits for the British people extending for years to come, was a myth generated by government propaganda to justify £millions of expenditure of tax payers money to convince everybody that it was "a good idea and good for Britain".
The fact is that a few big companies and the Corporate hospitality industry made a great deal of money and a few short term employment opportunities were created, but many of these were in fact,  filled by foreign workers. The "Weymouth Tower" is a classic example. The United kingdom is learning what other host nations in cities like Vancouver, Athens, Sydney and others have realised over the years. The massive expenditure does not "showcase" the host nation. It creates a millstone around the necks of the taxpayers for many years afterwards. The only "legacy" is a burden of debt.