Friday, 21 February 2014

PODCAST 8: SOCHI STUFF AS DREAMS ARE MADE ON

Sochi opening ceremony
Is sport "a continuation of politics by other means"? With the Winter Olympics in Sochi on everyone's mind and TV screen, Andy and Colin take a long look back at the history of the Olympic movement and sport in general, stopping along the way to discuss the 1936 Berlin Olympics, the boycotts of the Cold War period, Andy's attendance at the 1984 LA Games, and why there have been no terrorist attacks so far.

Does Sochi mark the start of a new Cold War, and how does the opening ceremony of these games compare with the London Summer Olympics two years ago?




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