Olympic Regent Street in London. Photo courtesy of Flickr user Mabacam.
Here we are rapidly racing to the closing stages of the Olympics. It’s happening too fast with too much to absorb, but London continues to buzz with the excitement, drama and spectacle of the world’s greatest sporting festival. Already the pundits, skeptics and media are out speculating each other on what it all means. How do the Olympics change us? What is the overall meaning of the games? As summer finally arrives late for the party, the mind starts to wander and reflect on the hereafter. What happens to London after the closing ceremony, and what happens to the places and facilities so heroically created on time and on budget? Will there be an Olympic hangover? What does ‘LEGACY’ mean in the context of the games?