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BBC News interview about the legacy of the 2012 Olympics

August 14, 2012

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I was interviewed on Sunday evening on BBC News, about the legacy of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.  You can watch the interview below.  I talk about the impact of the Games on London’s tourism and also the fact that it is unrealistic to expect the Games to have much of a long-term […]

Abandon Normal Devices 29th August – 2nd September

August 10, 2012

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I’ll be speaking at a salon event at this festival of new cinema, digital culture and art on Saturday 1st September.  Also speaking will be Jennifer M Jones, the coordinator for #media2012, a national-wide citizen media network for London 2012.  We’re contributing to Salon #3 ‘Too big to fail?’, a debate on the costs of […]

The Sinha Games

July 25, 2012

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Last night I was on BBC Radio 4‘s ‘The Sinha Games’, presented by comedian Paul Sinha.  This half hour show took an amusing, and broadly positive, look at the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games and you can listen to it via the BBC iPlayer by clicking the image below:

BBC News Olympic legacy debate with Ian Sinclair

July 24, 2012

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Last night I was invited to take part in a debate on the BBC News Channel about the legacy of the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games in London.  You can watch the video below:  

London 2012: Good value for money

July 23, 2012

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I’m going to be on the BBC News tonight, at some point around 9pm, debating the legacy of the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games with Ian Sinclair, who has had a great deal to say about the negative impacts of the Olympics in East London.  I take the view that 2012 is making a hugely […]

Blogging for the Metro Newspaper on the 2012 Olympics

May 28, 2012

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Over the next few months, I’m going to be blogging for the Metro Newspaper about the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games in London.  I’m going to concentrate on the non-sporting aspects of the Olympics, as I’m no sporting expert, and I’ll have a focus on issues surrounding the impacts of the Games, economically, socially and […]

A Sporting Chance: the legacies of mega-events for post-industrial British cities

April 24, 2012

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I’ll be contributing to this event at the end of May….   A Sporting Chance: the legacies of mega-events for post-industrial British cities  23rd and 24th May 2012 Centre for Research on Socio-Cultural Change (CRESC), University of Manchester Comparing the city of Manchester, ten years after it hosted the Commonwealth Games, with London – host […]