Entries by Mark Hillary from 08/2012

Abuse Athletes like Zoe Smith At Your Peril

| Posted 08.01.2012 | UK Sport

As the London Olympic games approached, much talk was of the Olympic Athletes' Hub and how athletes would be more connected to their fans than ever before thanks to social networking tools such as Twitter and Facebook.

Where Have All The London Tourists Gone?

| Posted 08.09.2012 | UK Sport

Do you remember the fear of chaos in London before the Olympic games? The transport congestion and lack of hotel availability? It was predicted that enormous lines would snake around train stations forcing commuters into a 45-minute wait just to get onto a station platform.

Is the Customer Always Right?

| Posted 08.09.2012 | Business

Things don't always go to plan and when customers feel let down they have always wanted to express their disappointment. This has now become easier with the advent of social media.

It's Time to Big Up and Bonus the Games Makers at London 2012

| Posted 08.10.2012 | UK Sport

The first time volunteers were used at the Olympic games was at London in 1948 so it's only appropriate that at the London 2012 games over 70,000 volunteered to help out. Olympic volunteering is coming home.

Can We Forget the Recession Until the Paralympic Games Are Over?

| Posted 08.28.2012 | UK Sport

Sometimes the line between patriotism and nationalism can seem paper-thin. When I stood in the crowd at the Rebellion punk festival in Blackpool last month, the St George's flags and swastikas were clearly visible, yet the same crowd roared with approval when a Jamaican, Usain Bolt, won the 100m sprint final.