Remembering the Olympics a few weeks on, Jess Steadman reflects on the cost of being an Olympic athelete.
Here we offer an unconventional analysis of Olympic season. Instead of celebrating all those the gold medals (which you can easily look up on Google), Jess Steadman remembers all the hilarious and insanely relatable moments where Tokyo 2020 felt a little more like Toky-no.
In this instalment of Minority Report, Oliver Buckingham rails against the “alliance of disaffected locals and silly season-starved strands of the international media” who argue that the Olympics should not go ahead.
Jess Steadman curates a playlist of her favourite ‘hype’ songs to power through workouts—Olympic style! 10 songs for the 10 gold medals Team GB have won (so far!!) in Tokyo 2020.
Oliver Buckingham shares his love of the Olympics – and his incredulity that Taiwan must compete as ‘Chinese Taipei’ – in the latest instalment of Minority Report.
Britain has never called out a genocide whilst it has taken place. Nor has Britain ever boycotted an Olympics. Is now the time? What has the history of boycotting and the Olympics taught us? Should sport be separate from politics? Does boycotting send an effective political message, or is attendance and competition a stronger form Read More…
I was first swept up by the Olympic storm in the build-up to the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics. Initially unaware of what the Olympics was about, having been too young to fully appreciate the Beijing 2008 Olympics, I began to take a keen interest in all the events leading up to the opening ceremony. Read More…