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Two Men in a Square

This week I am discussing the 2008 Olympic Games in a Business, Politics and Sport unit at the University of Canberra. I am keen to discuss the iconography of the Games as a way to explore Olympism. I thought I would start with this image: and then discuss this video: as a way to explore what we understand about cultural contexts and 'documentary reality'. My own thinking about the connections between business, politics and sport started with a research project into apartheid in sport (1973), was refocussed by Garry Whannel's Blowing the Whistle (1983) and extended by John Hoberman's discussion of Mortal Engines (1992). I...