London Olympics organisers have always emphasised the legacy of the Games, saying the benefits to the city will last long after the last medal ceremony.

They even promised that as a result of the Olympics, more young people would be participating in sport.

But instead of increasing sports funding in the poor East London suburbs that are hosting the Olympics, funding has actually been cut.

Al Jazeera’s Lee Wellings reports from East London.

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Source: Al Jazeera