Tonette Kelly

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It’s Hard To Justify The Money Spent On The 2012 Olympic Games

The world is hurting at the moment. There are millions living in poverty and children die ecah minute of diseas and starvation.

Closer to home British families are doing it tough. Prices are high and jobs are scarce. The empty seats at the Olympic venues tell the story.

In such a scenario can any government really justify spending close to $15 billion on a sporting event, be-it the world’s most elite sporting event?

The costs of running the 2012 Olympic Games are separate from the costs for building the venues and infrastructure, and redeveloping the land for the Olympic Park and these costs are paid for with public money.

The running costs are privately funded which means even more money is tipped into the Olympic bucket and for what real global purpose?

I can’t help thinking what a difference the funds expended could have made to schools and hospitals in Great Britain and to the nations that the UK gives foreign aid to.

Tonette Kelly




August 3, 2012 Posted by | 2012 Olympic Games, Life | , , , | 1 Comment