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Mark Perryman, Why the Olympics Aren’t Good For Us, And How They Can Be

OR Books 2012; 140pp;£8

ImageToday’s corporate Olympics is a far cry from the movement’s original vision of ‘a potent… factor in securing universal peace’. Perryman believes a better Games is possible, proposing a combination of decentralisation, ditching “rich men’s” sports, and banning commercial use of the Olympics symbol. Worth reading even if you hate sport.