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A year on, Olympics yet to solve East London's woes

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A year after hosting the Olympics, London is trumpeting the economic benefits of the Games. But residents living near the Olympic Park are still waiting for the promised benefits as rents soar. 

A digger is pictured in front of the London 2012 Olympic Stadium in east London, on January 25, 2013. A year after hosting the Olympics, London is trumpeting the economic benefits of the Games. But residents living near the Olympic Park are still waiting for the promised benefits as rents soar.

Usain Bolt is in town and the scent of 2012 is in the air as London's Olympic Park reopens its doors for an athletics meet and anniversary festivities, 12 months after it hosted the greatest sporting show on earth.

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