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The Olympics & Paralympics
How far can the Olympic and Paralympic Games be leveraged to deliver legacies across a wide range of social policy areas?  What evidence exists to inform strategies to lever legacies, and do policy makers engage with such evidence?   Comments, perspectives and evidence from my recent research will appear here.

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5 thoughts on “The Olympics & Paralympics

  1. HOPES FOR A LEGACY FROM THE OLYMPIC GAMES SHOULD FOCUS ON COMMUNITY NOT SPORT

    A report in the British Medical Journal on a keynote presentation I gave to the Annual Meeting of the Institute of Health Promotion and Education in June 2011. Focuses on the health legacies that are possible but, also on policy failings that make such legacy improbable.
    http://www.bmj.com/content/343/bmj.d4204.full

    Posted by ProfMikeWeed | July 18, 2011, 7:04 pm
  2. ENGLAND FINDS 2012 OLYMPICS DON’T SPUR EXERCISE

    An interview I gave on the Olympic sport mass participation legacy features in an article headlined on the front page of The New York Times and The International Herald and Tribune
    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/16/sports/olympics/16olympics.html?pagewanted=2

    Posted by ProfMikeWeed | February 16, 2011, 6:08 am
  3. LIES, DAMNED LIES AND SPORTS PARTICIPATION STATISTICS

    A blogpost on what the latest Active People statistics from Sport England tell us about sports participation and the London 2012 mass participation legacy effort
    https://profmikeweed.wordpress.com/2010/12/17/lies-damned-lies-and-sports-participation-statistics/

    Posted by ProfMikeWeed | December 17, 2010, 2:36 pm
  4. WHAT WILL BE THE LEGACY OF THE LONDON 2012 OLYMPIC AND PARALYMPIC GAMES?

    A release on our research suggesting that the UK’s Mass Participation Legacy Plan will not lead to a new wave of mass participation in sport…
    http://www.canterbury.ac.uk/news/newsRelease.asp?newsPk=1759

    Posted by ProfMikeWeed | December 9, 2010, 12:23 pm
  5. HOW WILL WE KNOW IF THE OLYMPICS AND PARALYMPICS BENEFIT HEALTH.

    An Editorial I wrote for the British Medical Journal in June 2010
    http://www.bmj.com/content/340/bmj.c2202.extract

    Posted by ProfMikeWeed | December 9, 2010, 8:20 am

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