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How to Watch the Olympics


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Speaker(s): David Goldblatt
Chair: Dr Simon Glendinning

Recorded on 25 June 2012 in Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building.

Seventeen days, 12,000 athletes, 29 sports, 302 gold medals: this event will be your personal trainer for the back stories and culture of the modern Olympics.

David Goldblatt is a writer, broadcaster and teacher. He is author of The Ball is Round: a global history of football and, with Johnny Acton, How to Watch the Olympics.

Simon Glendinning is a reader in European philosophy in the European Institute, LSE and director of the Forum for European Philosophy.

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