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Run-up to the Olympics

24-hour transport strike over Olympic pay (problems of workers rights, burden of taxpayers, & potential sabotaging of the main event

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2012/jun/22/bus-strike-olympics-pay-london

Security shortfall (problems of outsourcing, confidence in the government & the country’s reputation, in the event of a security breach or crisis)

http://www.straitstimes.com/London/2012/Story/STIStory_824270.html

Blackmarket ticket sales ?

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/06/16/london-olympics-2012-ticket-scandal-ioc_n_1603043.html

Sex in the Olympic Village (sign of liberal values)

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/18/olympic-village-sex-london-party_n_1684522.html

The Olympics are a time for national pride – on all fronts :

http://articles.cnn.com/2012-07-18/opinion/opinion_u-s-olympic-scandal-raina_1_london-games-textile-wage

Is this the ‘greenest’ Games ever ?

http://www.actionsustainability.com/news/174/2012-Olympics-a-mixed-record-so-far-on-environmental-issues/

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