Olympic Games: Too big to fail, too big to succeed?
With the London Olympics due to start in just over a month, leading experts from the sports world will be analysing the background issues – both positive and negative – governing the Games at this public discussion organised by the CJA-UK.
This could be the greatest sporting show on earth and the Paralympics a serious commitment to social responsibility in sport. The event could revitalise rundown areas; it could be a boost to the nation and a source of national pride.
Panellists examined the cost of the event, £9.2 billion, the formidable scale of the broadcasting challenge, the relevance of the Cultural Olympiad, huge expenditure by each country on ‘National Houses’ for hospitality during the Games, over-commercialisation of the event, traffic gridlock and the security risk.
Date: 25 June 2012. Time: 6.30- 8pm
Venue: Hilton London Euston, 17-18 Upper Woburn Place, London WC1H
Claire Bolderson, journalist and former BBC presenter
Mihir Bose, sportswriter, author and columnist
Charles Camenzuli, sports writer/commentator and Secretary-General of the European Union of Sports Press Associations
Amanda Farnsworth, BBC project executive over seeing BBC coverage of the Games
The Commonwealth Journalists Association (UK) is supported by Vitabiotics