No sporting event is as immersed in mythology as the Olympics, which come to London in a few weeks’ time.
Long trumpeted as a panacea for society’s ills, the Games have been heralded for their ability to affect all manner of social and economic problems.
The creation of jobs, the regeneration of impoverished areas, increasing participation in sport, attracting more tourists to the host city – these are just some of the issues that the International Olympic Committee (IOC) suggests its Games can solve.
It is a line mimicked by politicians hoping to attract the competition to their country.
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