Research finds out what London 2012 says about Britain
Dr Michael Silk
26 July 2012
When the London 2012 Opening Ceremony is broadcast around the globe, an estimated one billion people will be watching, and inevitably drawing their own conclusions on our nation and what it means to be British.
Dr Michael Silk is a Reader who has specialised in critical social science in relation to sport since the early 1990s. He draws on expertise from research on past Games and major sporting events around the world to analyse the way that Britain presents itself during the Games, and the global response to this image.