'Olympics disconnects people from sport' [ George Galloway © PressTV]
- uploaded: Jul 24, 2012
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Top sponsors at the Olympic Games are expected to pay at least £65 million each, with the International Olympics Committee raising over £12 billion in costs of the games from domestic sponsors.
This comes as up to two-thirds of the tickets for the games have been given to Olympic bodies and corporate sponsors, while London closes off public roads for the exclusive use of VIPs.
Mark Perryman, Olympics author, says the Olympics has turned from a game for the common man into a showcase for corporate greed, disconnecting sports from the average fan.
Press TV has conducted an interview with Perryman to further discuss the issue.