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Going for gold

astragal in barcelona

Good news for London. After the 1992 Olympics the GDP of Barcelona grew by 30 per cent and there was a 300 per cent growth in hotel room usage, according to Josep Acebillo. Just two encouraging statistics for putative Olympics organisers.Without the investment in the Olympics, much of it from EU grants, Barcelona would still be 'like a scene out of The Full Monty' according to Acebillo.

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