University of British Columbia

Sport & Society: Sport, Legacy & Sustainability with Bruce Kidd and guests

Sat March 13 2010 8pm
Telus Studio Theatre

Presented by the University of British Columbia

Sport, Legacy and Sustainability: Is it Worth It?

Assessing the legacy of the Olympic Games is often a contentious issue. Spiraling costs and the perceived difference between what is promised and what is delivered has left a shifting perception of the legacies of the Olympic Movement. But the intervening years have produced mixed results where sport for its own sake has outdistanced his original ideals. Bruce Kidd argues for the continuing relevance of the Olympic legacy and explores how recent Games, including Vancouver 2010, have contributed to making the world a better place. Dr. Kidd’s talk is followed by a panel discussion to include Derek Wyatt, Chair of the All Party Parliamentary London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Group.

Dr. Bruce Kidd is a former Olympic athlete and Professor and Dean of the Faculty of Physical Education at the University of Toronto.

Derek Wyatt is an elected Member of Parliament in the U.K. and Chair of the All Party Parliamentary London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Group.

Dr. James Tansey is a UBC expert on sustainability, green business, carbon trading and corporate social responsibility.

Other Sport and Society lectures in the series:

Feb. 8: Sport, Ethics and Technology
Feb. 12: Sport, Peace and Development
Mar. 5: Sport and Inclusion
Mar. 10: Sport and Challenge

Sport and Society podcasts will be featured on www.theglobeandmail.com/intellectual-muscle starting on February 11, 2010 along with related polling questions and an online dialogue series.

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Sat March 13 2010 8pm
Telus Studio Theatre
Upcoming