As part of the Public Lecture Series at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan), Professor John Horne will be giving a public lecture on 'London and the Olympics: 1908-2012'.
The lecture will take place in UCLan, Darwin Lecture Theatre and starts at 7:00 pm on Thursday 10 May 2012.
Anyone who is interested in attending can obtain a ticket from the following
London and the Olympics: 1908-2012
By Professor John Horne, Professor of Sport, School of Sport, Tourism and the Outdoors Thursday 10 May 2012, 7.00pm Darwin Lecture Theatre
Professor of Sport and Sociology, School of Sport, Tourism and the Outdoors, UCLan
The Olympic Games is unquestionably the greatest sporting event on earth, with television audiences measured in billions of viewers. By what process did the Olympics evolve into this multi-national phenomenon? How can an understanding of the Olympic Games help us to better understand international sport and society? And what will be the true impact and legacy of the London Olympics in 2012? The lecture will answer all of these questions by exploring the full social, cultural, political, historical and economic context to the Olympic Games. It traces the history of the Olympic movement from its origins in ancient Greece, through its revival in the nineteenth century, to the modern mega-event of today.
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