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Games Played on Poor at London 2012 Olympics

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Paul Bower, who worked on securing Olympics related jobs for residents of the host boroughs, reminded that LOCOG Chair Sebastian Coe, a former Olympic champion, said LOCOG couldn't solve everything while stressing that LOCOG's job was to put on a big show.

"I think people are fairly positive about the Olympics," Bower said. "The gap between rich and poor is pretty much ignored by the [ruling] conservative party."

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Linn Washington is a weekly columnist for the Philadelphia Tribune and This Can't Be Happening. Washington writes frequently on inequities in the criminal justice system, ills in society and failings of the news media. He teaches multi-media urban (more...)
 

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