Tuesday, August 07, 2012
Australia's failure at the Games is a wake-up call for legacy-mad UK
This article of mine appears over at The Week.
LEGACY, legacy, legacy. We are told daily by Coe, Cameron, Boris and countless BBC commentators that Team GB's success in the current Olympics will inspire a new generation to even greater success at future Games.
Well, I'm sorry to a bit of a party-pooper, but we shouldn't be getting too carried away just yet.
The experience of Australia, who hosted the Games just 12 years ago, should act as a reality check.
You can read the whole piece here.