Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Arguments for permanent site of Summer Olympics: radio discussion

I was interviewed by the CBC radio show The Current. The topic: should we have a permanent site for the Olympic Games?  I and an Olympic Games historian, Robert K Barney from Western University, debated the issue. Sometimes, in these radio interviews your comments are edited down to a few phrases or sometime left out all together, as happened to me when I was interviewed a month ago by the BBC. I heard some of my arguments but not in my voice or even with a mention. This CBC program is a rare case of allowing the interviewees enough space to make their arguments. You can access the program here.  

Olympic Park in Montreal (© John Rennie Short)