With each day that we creep through the Olympics, I feel more and more like I am in a chapter of Orwell’s classic, 1984.
While last week’s moans turned to the poor preparations of security contractors G4S, the last four days have seen attention focusing on the restrictions placed on athletes, spectators, businesses, charities, your dinner, your clothes, your girlfriend and your dog over what they can and can’t do in association with the Olympics
Since the London Marathon began in 1981 more than £500 million has been raised for charity through the event. As well as it being an incredible sporting endeavour, the marathon has turned into a significant revenue-generating and promotional opportunity for the third sector. Each year about 13,000 places (of the 36,000) are taken up by [...]
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