Summary of libertarian arguments against the 2012 Olympic bid.
The Olympic's focus is on profit, it only contributes to the further commercialisation of sport.
It is estimated that close to 100 workers were killed in Athens in the preparation for the 2004 Olympics.1
In China for the 2008 Olympics (despite China's dodgy human right's record), like in Athens 2004 thousands have been displaced for construction.
The Olympics does not have the support of most Londoners yet the government is trying to create the illusion of support with a number of spectacular stunts and novelties.
The Olympics will cost London millions of pounds which could be spent on much more worth while projects.
The "regeneration" of East London will lead to the destruction of communities and environments just like the London Development Corporation's last major project, The Docklands regeneration in the 1980s.