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‘What was the true Legacy of the Olympics?’: join in the debate online

From its immediate impact on the host-city to the global reverberations, listen to the full audio recording of openDemocracy’s debate ‘Culture, Liberty and London after the Olympics’. Join the debate and help shape the Legacy of the 2012 Games. 

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12 September 2012

On Monday 10th September, as the London 2012 victory parade marked the official closing of the Games, OurKingdom and openDemocracy hosted a public conversation at London’s Cafe Oto on the subject ‘Culture, Liberty and London After the Olympics’.

While the question of Legacy is frequently imagined in terms of the immediate geography of the Olympic Park, this was not just a discussion for Londoners, by Londoners. From corporate power to militarisation, patriotism to the function of spectacle, the issues raised by this debate have repercussions far beyond the host-city and indeed the UK. Is the Left inherently cynical? Did the Games help to stimulate a renewed vision of Britishness? What about the significance of the Olympics as a global event?

Streamed live by Resonance FM, a full recording of the event is available to listen above as we invite you to participate in the discussion: ‘What was the true Legacy of the Olympics?’  

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