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Young Londoners question the five Olympic promises.

  • 18 November 2011
  • From the section London

Generation 2012 is a group of young citizen journalists aged between 15 and 21, living in the shadow of the Olympic Park in east London.

With the help of the BBC World Service and the Open University, these cosmopolitan Londoners take a look behind the headlines to see if the five Olympic promises made by the British government are being kept.

Promise One

To make the UK a world-leading sporting nation

Generation 2012 reporters Niquell, Nabila and Najma looked at the first promise to make the UK into a world leading sporting nation by interviewing London 2012 Ambassador and former British Olympic high-jumper, Dalton Grant.

Promise Two

To transform the heart of East London

Generation 2012 reporters Eveline, Jasjoot , Angelo and Charlotte investigated the second promise to transform the heart of east London by interviewing Geraldine Blake, the chief executive of east London charity Community Links.

Promise Three

To inspire a generation of young people

Generation 2012 Reporters Anna-Marie, Elina and Jennifer spoke to former Olympic Young Ambassador and member of the Youth Sports Trust, Debbie Foote to ask whether the promise to inspire a generation of young people is being kept.

Promise Four

To make the Olympic Park a blueprint for sustainable living

Generation 2012 reporters Hakim and Nadim spoke to Professor Gavin Poynter, chair of the London East Research Institute at the university of east London to find out whether the fourth Olympic Promise to make the Olympic Park a blueprint for sustainable living is on course.

Promise Five

To demonstrate the UK is a creative, inclusive, and welcoming place to live in, visit, and for business

Generation 2012 reporters Mary, Melissa, John and Alexandra interviewed Iain Edmonson, the Head of major events at London & Partners to ask if the promise to demonstrate the UK is a creative, inclusive, and welcoming place to live in, visit, and for business is on track.

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