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…

Evictions: All part of the Games strategy…

Ardenlea Street As the Centre of Housing Rights and Evictions (COHRE) have shown, when a big new development is attached to a major sporting event, such as an Olympics or Commonwealth Games, people are often forced to move from their homes…

A Green Games? Really?

The Games organizers have made much of their green credentials leading up to 2014 – but do they really come up to scratch? Recent news that The City Council may be adding Ultra Low Carbon Vehicles (ULCV) to its fleet,…