Britain and the Olympic Games - Past, Present, Legacy

ISBN: 1848765754

Category: Novel

Tag: Classic


Posted on 2013-09-13, by pherick.

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Britain and the Olympic Games - Past, Present, Legacy
English | ISBN: 1848765754 | 2011 | EPUB | 511 pages | 5,1 MB

Britain and the Olympic Games traces the history of Britain's love affair with the Olympic Games and shows exactly why the Olympic movement was re-born here. It looks at how London 1948 re-kindled the Olympic flame and demonstrated that the Games could drive social change in Britain.
London 1948 created the economic model for the Olympic movement for the twentieth century. More importantly, it taught us that sport matters to society. As the Olympic Games returns to Britain in 2012, the parallels in context with 1948 are stark. For the Berlin airlift, read Afghanistan and Iraq. For political manipulation in Berlin 1936, read Beijing. Domestically, financial recession, public debt and questions of infrastructure legacy challenge the 2012 Organising Committee in the same way they were challenged in 1948. Britain needs a boost. Father and son team, Matt Rogan and Martin Rogan closely examine the key themes connected to the Games from winning the Olympic Games for London to...

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