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This House believes that security is more important than inclusion at the London Olympic games: Young people debate the 2012 Olympics and youth exclusion at Goldsmiths College

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On 21 April, at Goldsmiths College in South London, Debate in the Neighbourhood hosted a debate session at the Open Society Youth Initiative’s symposium on youth inclusion in large scale sporting events, Sport Mega-Events and the Crisis of Youth Exclusion.

With an audience of young people, youth workers and activists from the Woolwich based Fight For Peace youth group, along with academics and policy makers, six young debaters discussed the motion “This House believes that security is more important the inclusion during the Olympic games”.

Discussion ranged across policing policy, the public perception of risk and popular misconceptions about crime and terrorism. Following the debate, young people from Fight For Peace took the lead in an in-depth question and answer session.

The debate panel was made up of secondary school debater Mia Smith, ICYD volunteer and School of Oriental and African Studies student Jennifer Labwo, David Jones and Tito Sarrionandia from the University of Aberystwyth and the University of Birmingham’s Samantha Neville and James Lawrenceson.

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