Perhaps not new Carl, as you say, but indicative, I think, of the suggestion that, far from the Olympic ideal, these games are firmly rooted in the worship of Mammon... for the few at least, and further, that this is merely a reflection of present day rip-off britain (I use lower-case b advisedly).
I can only assume these evictees don't have a tenancy contract. Which would offer them all the protection the law can afford. If they accepted a tenancy without a tenancy contract then they deserve all they get, or don't get. Blatant stupidity and I have no sympathy. Taking on a tenancy without a statutory agreement allows unscrupulous landlords to prosper, it is illegal to offer premises to rent without a contract AFAIK
I do, however agree, the Olympic games are much more about making money than sport.