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Last updated: 11 june, 2009 - 10:30 GMT

What's Generation 2012 all about?

Young people interviewing each other in urban setting

The Olympic Games will be coming to London in the summer of 2012.

They will take place on a site in Stratford, East London.

The people who live there have roots which stretch all over the world. Some parts of the area are deprived and not everyone is happy that the games will be in town.

In partnership with the Open University, Outlook will be following four young people who are growing up alongside the Olympic development. John, Charlotte, Dannielle and Hakim are showing us around their local area. They will tell us what issues are important to them locally, how they feel as the Olympic games approach, and what impact - if any - they think the games have had on their lives.

You can follow their stories on Outlook on the BBC World Service. They will also be updated on the Generation 2012 web pages.

Outlook reporter Jane Chambers is working with John, Charlotte, Dannielle and Hakim. She said, "It's fantastic to be working with Generation 2012 because of the real insight they give us into teenagers' lives in London. I am really looking forward to hearing more of their stories."

It's fantastic to be working with Generation 2012 because of the real insight they give us into teenagers' lives in London. I am really looking forward to hearing more of their stories.

Jane Chambers

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