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 culturally. You can click on the image below to see my most recent posts.
The presentation I gave at this event is below:
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 overview of the meanings of ‘olympic legacy’. You can download the publication for free by clicking on the image below. If you would like a hard copy for your library or reference use, please leave a comment on this post and I will get in touch.
The dates for our Olympic legacy conference for 2009 have been announced – have a look at our blog here to keep up to date with the plans and to view the presentations from last year’s event.
I’m uploading all the presentations from our 1st annual conference on the legacy of the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic games to the conference blog. The plan is to keep the blog updated throughout the year with links to information about the legacy planning for 2012 as well as links to new research in the area.