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A tale of two cities

A huge gap separates the way in which Britain was represented in the Olympic opening ceremony and the lives of ordinary people under austerity, Lindsey German writes

  • Written by Lindsey German
  • Category: Olympics

Olympics: the legacy we fear

The Olympic Games are a mirror of the gross class inequality in 21st century London, writes Lindsey German in the Huffington Post

  • Written by Lindsey German
  • Category: Olympics

A Games of two halves

With his book offering a blueprint for a better Olympics published this week, author Mark Perryman explains his Five New Rings

  • Written by Mark Perryman
  • Category: Olympics

Olympic Myth: The Olympic torch

A runner carrying the Olympic torch into the Reich Sports Field to light the Olympic flame during the opening ceremonies of the 1936 Berlin Olympics.Neil Faulkner dispels the myth around the Olympic Torch as the invention of the ancients, but rather as an invention by the Nazi as symbol of national prestige.

  • Written by Neil Faulkner
  • Category: Olympics

Drop Dow Campaign turns up the heat

The London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) is under increasing pressure to drop Dow Chemical as a sponsor as campaigners delivered over 60,000 signatures in protest.