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The Real Olympic Legacy

Don Valley to close

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#1 Bleep1673

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 07:29 PM

http://www.bbc.co.uk...kshire-21627003

When is the Olympic legacy going to kick in, successive cuts have started to reduce our country's sports stadia.

http://www.hastingso...saved-1-4841743

We thought that was going to be dug up and sold off for housing, or a football pitch/es

Edited by Bleep1673, 01 March 2013 - 07:29 PM.

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#2 l'angelo mysterioso

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 01:38 PM

pehraps the real legacy is the wealth of the medallists

Edited by l'angelo mysterioso, 03 March 2013 - 01:38 PM.

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#3 gingerjon

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 01:55 PM

pehraps the real legacy is the wealth of the medallists


Ugh, filthy professionals.
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#4 T-Dub

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 02:22 PM

My first thought was why, when the management of Don Valley Stadium declare an annual running cost of £700,000, havent they secured a naming rights sponsor to recuce this?

#5 l'angelo mysterioso

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 02:23 PM

Ugh, filthy professionals.



That's not what I'm saying

Everyone was supposed to benefit from the Olympics this appears not to be the case
Billions have been sprent

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#6 T-Dub

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 02:29 PM

I guess the idea was that local authorities would use the crest of the olympic wave to encourage sport rather than viewing it as an easy cut when trying to reign in chronic budget overspending

#7 gingerjon

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 02:55 PM

That's not what I'm saying

Everyone was supposed to benefit from the Olympics this appears not to be the case
Billions have been sprent


Billions have been spent. The Don Valley has been a grotesque symbol of underused overspend for years. It didn't seem to have any friends at all until some people realised they might make some symbolic capital out of its closure.
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#8 l'angelo mysterioso

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 03:30 PM

Billions have been spent. The Don Valley has been a grotesque symbol of underused overspend for years. It didn't seem to have any friends at all until some people realised they might make some symbolic capital out of its closure.


true
the main argument being that MS Ennis trains tere

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