Britain and the Olympic Games
Matt Rogan (Fitzwilliam, 1993)
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.
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 the practical realities of delivering gold medal performance, coaching and funding athletes to the business model of the Games. They interview a breadth of people – from 2012 hopefuls to Olympic Gold Medallists, Sports Coaches to NHS doctors, 1948 veterans and 2012 BBC commentators to stadium constructors, current World Champions and British Olympic Team Managers. this book provides the inside track . It will not just help you make the very most of the London Olympic and Paralympic experience , but also understand that come 2012 there will be far more at stake than sets of medals, both for Britain and the Olympic movement.
Publication date: 16 November 2010
Alumni Weekend 2012: 21-23 September
Matt Rogan is now working with different Olympic sports to maximise London 2012's legacy. He will present 'London 2012: Legacy at a Time of Austerity' on Saturday 23 September at 11.15am as part of the Alumni Weekend lecture programme. Advance booking has closed but alumni who would like to attend this timely talk are able to book on the day. Find out more about Alumni Weekend here.
Added: 1 November 2010
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