CG2014 budget increases again to over half a billion

In November the games organisers told us that the budget was increasing from £373 million to £454 millon. Now the budget has been increased again to an estimated £523.6 million – a 40% increase from the original estimate. The first increase was…

Potential health ‘legacy’ of CG2014 unproven

A recently published report by Gerry McCartney et al in the  British Medical Journal (BMJ 2010; 340: c2369) has cast serious doubt on the potential health benefit ‘legacy’ of the Commonwealth Games 2014. Their report analysed fifty-four studies assessing the health and socioeconomic impacts of…