The London Olympiads: A Remarkable Resource

Yesterday the aggregator I use to update lIASIng delivered a link to a remarkable resource.
The London Guardian reported on the publication of Olympic Britain.
London is the only city to host three Olympiads (1908, 1948 and 2012).
Simon Rogers’ post in The Guardian uses some excellent graphical data and presents some fascinating information in his link to the report.
Olympic Britain has been produced by the House of Commons Library.

It tells the story of social and economic change in the UK since the two previous London Games in 1908 and 1948, using data visualisations to bring to life a period during which our standards of living, the type of work we do, our leisure activities and our lifestyles have changed almost beyond recognition, much like the Olympics itself.

Olympic Britain is available to download as a full print version, including charts and tables.
The topics covered are:

Photo Credit
London Olympics


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