Entries by Mark Perryman from 07/2012

Manifesto for a Better Olympics

| Posted 07.24.2012 | UK Sport

I want to build a new Olympics, to take the best of the games I first fell in love with and have the sticker album to prove it and reimagine what they could still become. Why we should be asking has no such alternative, to date, been offered?

A Home Games But for Whom?

| Posted 07.27.2012 | UK Sport

As the games begin for those who like me love their sport it will be a feast. But this is no reason not to imagine how much better they could have been, after all for most of us we won't see their like on these shores again in our lifetimes. What a waste.

A Day at the Olympics, Pluses and Minuses

| Posted 07.31.2012 | UK Sport

Over the past few days I've lost count of the number of politicians decrying critics of the Olympics. Labour's newly appointed 'Olympic Legacy Adviser' Tony Blair has returned to one of his favourite themes, declaring war on cynicism.