Paul Geoghegan, sports law expert, and Jamie Kerr, immigration expert, follow on from their earlier Olympic podcast called War, extremists and the 2012 Olympics and review the highs and lows of the London 2012 games.
They discuss the rivalry between Australia, Russia, UK, China and the USA. They touch on the delivery of the infrastructure, the clean health & safety record and the future of the purpose built stadiums. Paul fears he may never recover from seeing Russell Brand mime to ‘I am the Walrus’ at the closing ceremony, but applauds the excitement of the opening ceremony with Kenneth Branagh as Isambard Kingdom Brunel.
They then review the much talked about selection process for the games and discuss the importance of a transparent selection policy for future sporting events. They discuss the G4S situation and the legal implications, diplomatic errors, the long queues at the airports and finally Jamie admits he got it wrong regarding the number of athletes who would seek asylum.
Finally they ask – was it worth it?
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