Property, Planning & Construction: The gold rush
The announcement last summer that London will be hosting the Olympic Games in 2012 may have been met with a mixed public reaction, but the UK's lawyers were unanimously grateful for the decision. Charlie Wright reports
When the International Olympic Committee (IOC) meets every four years to discuss the relative merits of bids from candidate host cities, central to those deliberations is the notion of ‘legacy’ – that lasting change should be effected for the benefit of local residents and sportspeople long after the Olympic torch has flickered out and the last cries of jingoistic revelry have subsided.
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