Youth Voice Journal (YVJ™) is the world's leading peer-reviewed journal publishing theoretical contributions and empirical studies on international issues affecting young people and youth work. YVJ™ is published by RJ4All Publications and is ranked and indexed by Scopus, ORCID, Kudos, Criminal Justice Abstracts, EBSCO and ERIH PLUS.
This is the second issue of IARS’ Youth Voice and the ﬁrst of three to have a special focus on the 2012 Olympics 1. With the games only two years away, it is timely to reﬂect on the progress made in preparation for the games, its impact on the lives of young Londoners and the legacy they will be handed when the party is over. This reﬂection is done by young people in London, who tell us whether they think they are getting what was promised when the bid for the games was initially submitted in 2003 and what impact if any the games may have on their lives and that of their peers. The articles take the form of opinion pieces written in an essay style and each focuses on a distinct topic chosen by the young contributors and informed by IARS’ Youth Advisory Group.