The Austerity Olympics

The Austerity Olympics

Janie Hampton

The finances for the 2012 Olympic village on my own is already 1000000000 kilos brief. the possibility of company sponsorship recedes with on a daily basis of the credits crunch. how the heck are we going to check the hole and shutting ceremonies of Beijing, enable alongside most sensible them? thankfully, London has been via simply such challenging instances earlier than within the run-up to an Olympics, and in 1948 it confirmed simply how one can run a lovely video games on a tiny price range – certainly, cause them to all of the higher for it.

Janie Hampton's e-book concerning the final time the Olympics got here to London is a story of girl opponents stitching their very own equipment, groups ferried to the video games on purple London buses and billeted in Spartan hostels or perhaps military camps, and the most stadium being swiftly cleared of greyhound racing to permit the athletics to happen. the complete price range used to be £760,000, nice athletes like Emil Zatopek and Fanny Blankers-Koen extremely joyful the crowds, and on the finish a revenue was once grew to become! this can be a e-book that turns into more...

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