Tag Archives: Olympic Games

One Nation Olympic Legacy

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Remember the Olympics? It was a rather special time in the United Kingdom. Throughout the Olympic and Paralympic events we witnessed some remarkable sporting achievements. Team GB enabled the nation to celebrate in a way that they probably hadn’t celebrated … Continue reading

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The Cycle of Physical and Spiritual Intelligence

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The Cycle of the Physical and the Metaphysical Last night there were yet more 2012 Olympic Games reviews on television. This time BBC3 featured the top 50 moments of the London games. http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b01pgqkj/Olympics_2012_50_Greatest_Moments/ Whilst we were delighted that Bradley Wiggins … Continue reading

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Final Day of the Paralympics, and some Hopes for the Future

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It’s the last day of the Paralympics, and the end of an amazing summer of sport. Hosting the Paralympics has been of huge significance in this country, for a number of reasons. There’s no doubt that awareness of paralympic athletes … Continue reading

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The Cultural Legacy of the Olympic Games

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If there has been any disappointment associated with the Olympics, it is that there has been very little said about the Cultural Olympiad during the month of celebrations. With so much emphasis on the sporting achievements this is probably to … Continue reading

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Disability, Disadvantage, and Negatives Into Positives

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‘I’ve never thought of being blind and black as a disadvantage.‘ – Stevie Wonder http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2012/aug/30/stevie-wonder-blind-black-disadvantage We all have our disabilities and disadvantages, even if we don’t recognise them as such. The trick is to turn a potential negative into a … Continue reading

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The Olympic Games, Virtuous Citizens, and Multiple Intelligences

The less said about the Olympics closing ceremony, the better. Although we could could go on at length about it. For the most part it was more than two hours of silly, shallow, showbizzy nonsense, with some truly terrible music … Continue reading

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Memories from the Beginning

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I was fortunate enough to get tickets for the dress rehearsal of the Olympic Opening Ceremony. Everyone in the stadium was asked to “Save the Surprise” which is why these photographs haven’t been posted before. Once more it is a … Continue reading

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