Browsing All posts tagged under »Beijing 2008«

Some advice for the government on their new tourism policy Pt. 3 – it’s time to get over the Olympics and kick-start innovation

February 15, 2011

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When I started at the University of Greenwich in late 2005, I was asked a question in my interview about the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games: “How do you think we should engage with 2012?”  Now, just 18 months before the opening ceremony, I’m asked the same question at meetings and events by university management, […]

New publication on Olympic legacies

November 12, 2009

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Along with two colleagues, Elizabeth Booth and Charles Bladen, I have edited a collection of papers from our Olympic Legacy conference held last year at the University of Greenwich. The collection contains seven substantial, refereed papers on Olympic legacy issues, including information about London 2012, Beijing 2008, Torino 2006, the Cultural Olympiad, volunteering and an […]

London 2012 visit to Beijing

August 11, 2008

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I was interview by a journalist from AFP last week about the presence of London 2012 organisers in Beijing, observing and networking in preparation for London’s games in four years time.  I was asked about the value of visiting other host cities and what, specifically, London could hope to learn.  As has become quite clear […]