With the Olympics over Mark Perryman reflects on the ups, downs and thereabouts. London 2012 has been internationally lauded as a success, but a better Games was possible and we should not allow the euphoria to obscure that critique.
One of the
most positive outcomes of Team GB’s success has been the prominence of Women
Athletes winning medals. Author of a new book on the Olympics Mark Perryman
considers the likely long-term impact.
Euro 2012, Le Tour and the London Olympics. Each reveal differing ways in which sport is controlled and consumed. Mark Perryman reports from the Ukraine on how vested interests are threatening the authentic participation of athletes and supporters alike.
The claim that the 2012 Games are a 'once in a lifetime' opportunity for the UK is diminished by London-centrism and a shortage of tickets. Mark Perryman outlines how this could have been avoided and alternative preperations made, more condusive to the democratic potential of the Olympics.
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