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Who will really benefit from London 2012?

PALS: Eddie Nestor (left) with Olympian, boxer James DeGale

I HAD been the biggest advocate of the 2012 London Olympic Games and thought [and still do] that it would be the best thing to happen to London in my lifetime.

That it would regenerate the East End and offer thousands of people the opportunity to get trained up for new jobs, to be inspired and excited by a once I a lifetime opportunity

Somehow I get the feeling; having broadcast in all the Olympic boroughs for my Drivetime show, that people don’t think the Olympics is for them. That they/we are paying for something that somebody else will benefit from.

This of course has not been helped by the great ticket sale debacle. Surely there could have been a better way.
I keep meeting people who like me failed to get a ticket and now are wondering if it was all worth it. Is it that unreasonable that if Londoners are contributing so much they should get first dibs?

Selfish I hear you shout, well that’s as may be but a mile away from me is the greatest show on earth and I will not be able to say I was there.

I am sure it will be fantastic but sadly the better it is the sadder I will be.

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