The main theme this week is the philosophy of Olympism. This seeks to create a way of life based on the joy of effort a new sports as a vehicle for positive social change. This week we ask whether Olympics still follows its original founding philosophy. We also talk to Amber who was a dancer in the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics. Nicola is cohost.
We discuss: 1Radio is no longer going to close, the opening ceremony was amazing Trevor Nelson was not, School sport days, defining Olympism, cultural development, Saudi Arabia’s first female athletes, liberalism and Olympism, sports education, It’sthe taking part that counts, has Olympic sponsorship gone too far?, Not displaying the Taiwanese flag, the Olympic logo is still rubbish, the opinions of Jim Parrey on Olympism, winning at all costs, the Nazi Olympics, Paul McCartney wasn’t very good + more
Idle Talk 29 07 12 "The Olympics and Olympism" [ 1:10:36 ] Play Now
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