August 10, 2012 12:00 AM

Poverty-stricken East London wonders whether it will gain from nearby Olympics

Local officials closed a public pool in the neighborhood adjacent to Olympic Park because they didn’t want to spend $390,000 to repair the roof. Olympic organizers spent $422 million on the aquatics center less than a mile away. The hardscrabble residents of East London wonder whether the huge outlay of money on the Olympics will make any difference in their lives.

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