Game over: Surviving WWII and the Olympics in East London
By Garth Mullins; August 14, 2012 – rabble.ca
The Spice Girls have left the stage. The Closing ceremonies are closed. The Olympics are over. “Come out of the cupboard you boys and girls.” Hundreds of thousands are packing up their naff mascot cuddly toy souvenirs and de-camping the host city, though there were fewer tourists than in regular, non-Games years. Pin collectors, athletes, sponsor corporation executives, IOC bureaucrats, politicians, pop stars, copyright lawyers, army guys and cops — lots and lots of cops — all are evacuating London.