Whose Olympics? 2012 contest
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Ian Stone gives us his opinions on the temporary basketball facility built on Leyton Marsh for the Olympic Games. He is a first-time visitor to this areas and attempts to describe what he sees. Recorded on 27 July 2012
Julian Cheyne briefly talks about some of the transformations that have taken place on certain open spaces in London (Leyton Marsh, Wanstead Flats, Greenwich Park) to make way for the London 2012 Olympic Games.Recorded on 27 July 2012
Here we are told about the restrictions facing visitors to the BT London Live fan zone in Victoria Park. She further reflects on what she sees as an over-capitalisation of the Games and its legacy on East London.Recorded on 10 August 2012.
An interview filmed on Friday 10 August (the last Friday of the Olympics) in which we hear about impressions of the Games from a young mother who lives just outside the city.
An interview filmed on Friday 27 July (right before the opening ceremony) in which we hear the excitement of the Games from a group of young Londoners as it is just about to begin.
An interview filmed on Friday 27 July (right before the opening ceremony) in which we hear from a couple who have travelled in from Essex to watch the ceremony in the park.
This video shows the deluge of people trying to get into the Victoria Park BT London Live fan park on Friday 27 July 2012 (the night of the opening ceremony). One visitors expresses his disappointment with the system and the lack of alternative entrances.
Simon shaw briefly talks about Leyton Marsh and the 'coach and horses' approach to planning that the London 2012 Olympics has inspired in preparation for the Games.Recorded on 27 July 2012