Faculty of Education, Social Sciences and Law

School of Politics and International Studies

POLIS Teach-in: The Olympic legacy: sport, development and politics in the 21st Century

30 October 2012 | Seminar

What is a Teach In?

This is an opportunity to talk about a current issue – the role of sport in development, international relations and politics – with your tutors. No one is an expert, but everyone has a different take on what sport means for the economy, politics and society in general.
While London is discussing the grassroots and investment legacy of 2012, Rio is gearing up for the World Cup 2014 and the Olympics 2016.

What lessons are there from the Beijing Olympics and the South African World Cup? What potential is there for mega sporting events to have a lasting positive impact locally and nationally? Can sport promote healthier, happier societies?

Food for thought:

Does sport have a role to play in development? Podcast
Beijing’s Olympic legacy: major blight?
Post London euphoria: legacy?
Relocating Rio’s slums: news video
Women in sport: breaking boundaries?

Speakers: Nick Robinson, Emma-Louise Anderson, Graeme Davis, Jonathan Dean, Alex Beresford.
Organiser: Polly Wilding

Location Details

Business School, Morris Keyworth Seminar Room (1.09)

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