Olympic-sized displacements and evictions

According to a report, One World, Whose Dream? Housing Rights Violations and the Beijing Olympic Games (in PDF), released by the Centre on Housing Rights and Evictions, 1.5 million people have been displaced by the Beijing Olympics. The report claims that since China started implementing economic reforms, the Chinese government has committed large scale human rights violations, illegal evictions and displacement and this has only increased in preparation for the Olympics Games. The COHRE report says that the International Olympic Committee is also responsible for the violation of housing and human rights in China because they were aware of the violations and still claim the human rights have improved.

A new book, Olympic Industry Resistance: Challenging Olympic Power and Propaganda claims that evictions, human rights violations and displacement come hand in hand with hosting the Olympic Games in any city. For more information, read a interview with the author, Helen Jefferson Lenskyj and an article on the Georgia Straight, "Summer Olympics displace the poor in host cities"