Faster athletes, slower spectators and the Olympic marathon

In the lead-up to the Olympics, AAA member Greg Downey wrote a piece on the Huffington Post, asking whether the Olympic movement has really succeeded in promoting “sport for all,” or has instead become an increasingly professional offering for a passive spectatorship. The marathon, in particular, is a telling case study, as it was run … Continue reading Faster athletes, slower spectators and the Olympic marathon

Anthropology News Gets Olympic Fever

Calling all sports fans! This summer Anthropology News has Olympic fever. In Anthropology News’ very first electronic summer issue, readers get an anthropological vista of the Olympic Games. Over the course of the Games, we’ll highlight this AN Olympic series which includes articles about the professional athletes, paralympians, gender verification, spectators and security preparations to … Continue reading Anthropology News Gets Olympic Fever