Entries by Mark Perryman from 08/2012

On the Roads of Surrey, Another Olympics

| Posted 08.02.2012 | UK Sport

No expensive and hard-to-come-by ticket required. A front row seat guaranteed. Precious little commercialisation, bring your own barbecue. And a Gold Medal performance. Wednesday's Cycling Time Trial had all the components of the better Olympics I have made the case for in my book Why The Olympics Aren't Good For Us And How They Can Be.

Olympian Reading List

| Posted 08.08.2012 | UK

Almost every day of London 2012 there has been a race, a result, a contest on water, around the track, in the ring or on the pitch, that has been a conversation starter in the home, at work, the bus stop or wherever.

The Gender Games

| Posted 08.10.2012 | UK Sport

A World record crowd for a Women's Football match. Three more Team GB Golds, all won by women athletes. The first ever Women's boxing Gold, again won by a Team GB athlete. That was just yesterday, Thursday, at London 2012. For Team GB these Games have perhaps represented the single biggest challenge to the traditional masculine hegemony that to date has gripped British sporting culture.

After The Games: The Good, The Bad and the Orbit

| Posted 08.14.2012 | UK Sport

Having written a book entitled Why The Olympics Aren't Good For Us I might have been expected to be crying into my energy drink for the past joyful few weeks for having such a woeful lack of judgement. Not a bit of it.