Harmony and Progress– Slogan for the 1988 Seoul Olympic Games
BBC Online Olympic Coverage →
This is absolutely worth a look for anyone with even a passing interest in the Olympics, especially their great series of films on historical Olympic moments. Sporting ones, that is, rather than political ones.
An Interview with Space Hijackers →
Will there be a memorial for the Munich Massacre? →
Israeli coach Andrei Spitzer was one of those murdered at the 1972 Games. His widow, Ankie, explains why she is determined to see their memory finally honoured in London this year.
Sport vs Human Rights →
The latest issue of Index on Censorship explores if, how and why sport can be seen as being above international issues of human rights.
Saudi Women to Compete in London 2012 →
No form of advertising or other publicity shall be allowed in and above the...– Olympic Charter Rule 50
Athletes who refuse to compete will be 'severely... →
Paralympics to welcome athletes with learning... →
All in the Mind on Radio 4 investigates the inclusion of athletes with learning difficultues into the 2012 Games - the first time they’ve been included since the year 2000.
Leyton High Road gets a Notting Hill makeover for... →
Friends Forever– Slogan from 1992 Barcelona Olympic Games.
Capital Games at Bishopsgate Institute →
What will the Olympics leave behind? The Bishopsgate Institute explores this and many other questions with their Capital Games programme through July - check it out.
The Art of Dissent: Adventures in London's Olympic... →
Is Danny Boyle's vision of England's green and... →
London's 'Capital clean-up' | openDemocracy →
In the run up to the London 2012 Olympics, officials have co-ordinated a ‘clean up’ of the capital. While there’s nothing wrong with sprucing up the city, local authorities have begun seeing urban life – sandwich board men, the homeless, touts - as ‘mess’ to be ‘cleaned’ through the imposition of bans and fines…