Explores the various ways in which the Olympic Games were enmeshed in rhetorics of competiveness, spectacle and private-sector led regeneration, and how this affects the Olympic legacy. Topics covered include the impact of the Olympics on sport participation; its model for East London
regeneration, including a critique of 'convergence theory'; the wider development model of public subsidy and private profit; the portrayal of the British nation in the Olympic ceremonies; and the nature of the future Olympic Park; and there is also a critique of the way wildlife has been
managed both within the Park and further down the River Lea, and of the whole relationship of the Olympic project to sustainability.
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