A Sporting Chance

As London plans for the 2012 Olympics, David Conn examines what the capital can learn from the real legacy of the Manchester Commonwealth Games.

The games were sold as the catalyst that would transform deprivation and halt decline in post-industrial East Manchester, but how have expectations measured up to reality? Residents of Manchester and East London talk about living in the midst of intensive regeneration.

Contributors include Tessa Jowell and Lord Coe.

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As London plans for the 2012 Olympics, David Conn examines what the capital can learn from the real legacy of the Manchester Commonwealth Games.

The games were sold as the catalyst that would transform deprivation and halt decline in post-industrial East Manchester, but how have expectations measured up to reality? Residents of Manchester and East London talk about living in the midst of intensive regeneration.

Contributors include Tessa Jowell and Lord Coe.