London's preparations for next summer's Olympic Games have been widespread, but the event's economic returns are harder to see.
Aug 1, 2011 The Economist
A new survey of Londoners shows that improved transportation is seen as the most likely long-term benefit from hosting the 2012 Summer Olympics.
Jun 22, 2011 Rail.co
The 2012 Olympics are hoped to create a big economic boost for host city London. The event's long-term impacts on the environment, though, are still hard for organizers to predict.
May 25, 2011 The Guardian
The unveiling of a statue of musician Michael Jackson outside a soccer stadium in England has confused and angered some fans.
Apr 7, 2011 The New York Times
Two soccer teams in England are in the midst of a battle over who will take over the stadium being built for the 2012 Olympics in London. They're arguing over who will leave the better legacy.
Jan 27, 2011 The Guardian
The 2004 Olympics in Athens burdened the city with underutilized venues and deep debt. But the event also vastly improved pedestrian and public transportation.
Sep 15, 2010 Next American City
<em>The Infrastructurist</em> points to this infographic that outlines the expenditures and infrastructure projects that were built to accommodate the World Cup, beginning this Friday in South Africa.
Jun 9, 2010 Infrastructurist
As South Africa prepares to host the soccer World Cup, questions remain about whether the estimated $6 billion investment will be worth it. Some say those questions won't be answered for years.
May 28, 2010 Sports Illustrated
South Korean government officials are increasingly focusing on green projects to improve their cities' sustainability -- and create legacies for politicians.
Mar 29, 2010 The New York Times
This piece from <em>Fast Company</em> looks at the legacy that will remain in Vancouver after the Olympics are over.
Feb 17, 2010 Fast Company