After unexpectedly winning the bid to stage the Olympic Games in 2012, the authorities waste no time in clearing the land for the Olympic park in East London – inevitably there are winners and losers. The ambition and scale of the project is huge – and resistance to the plans comes from some unexpected quarters.

As you watch the video, take detailed notes on the consequences of the Olympic Park development in Stratford, and the issues facing its residents.

Also, think of the possibility of similar problems happening in Tokyo if its bid for the 2020 Summer Games is accepted.