Olympic legacy? What legacy?

Some interesting thoughts from my friend Mike……………

Mike the Psych's Blog

UnknownSupporters of big events like the world cup or the olympics try to justify the obscene amounts of public money spent by claiming that there will be a legacy for future generations.

What a load of rubbish. Since the 2012 London olympics – which cost £9.3 billion – more than 2,500 sports facilities including athletics tracks, playing fields and swimming pools have been closed.

There are 1,729 fewer tennis facilities, 3,180 fewer sports grounds, stadiums and pitches but 323 more riding schools and2,226 more gyms, sports halls or leisure centres.

Sport England, the government quango which is supposed to encourage grass roots sport, disputes the figures – naturally. They say there are more sites and facilities than there were 4 years ago and they verify these annually – not just using maps.

The research was carried out by a digital mapping company using ordnance survey data and looked at…

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