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#london2012 is not just about the sport – almost all UK universities are involved in some way and research into the whole phenomenon is a viable career path. Here’s some linkage…
- What will the Olympics do for higher education? – Andy Miah looks at the potential legacy; see the comment from the University of East London, the main higher education provider in the Olympic borough, with details of regeneration effects and ongoing research with São Paolo into potential social benefits, and How should universities contribute to the #london2012 legacy?, panel-by-comment hosted by the Guardian Higher Education Network on 4 May (summary published 14 August : 0)
- The Olympics: the basics - shouty website to accompany Andy’s (and Beatriz’) book, “an accessible, contemporary introduction to the Olympic movement and Games”; loving the subject index
- Podium - unique ‘unit’ for FE and HE at #london2012; bits and bobs include the Podium Awards held during the #london2012 themed National Universities Week, a Games Experts contact database and some interesting looking resources
- Learning Legacies – Higher Education Academy SIG which DNF, but an interesting initiative all the same; outputs include a collection of open educational resources
- International Olympic Academy - in Athens; the British Olympic Association hosts an annual National Olympic Academy
Olympism is a philosophy of life, exalting and combining in a balanced whole the qualities of body, will and mind. Blending sport with culture and education, Olympism seeks to create a way of life based on the joy of effort, the educational value of a good example, and respect for universal fundamental ethical principles. (The Olympic Charter)