Forum for European Philosophy Event | How to Watch the Olympics

Monday 25 June, 6.30 – 8pm
Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building, Lincoln's Inn Fields, LSE

David Goldblatt, writer, broadcaster and teacher. He is author of The Ball is Round: A Global History of Football and, with Johnny Acton, How to Watch the Olympics

In conversation with

Simon Glendinning, Reader in European Philosophy, European Institute, LSE and Director of the Forum for European Philosophy

17 days, 12,000 athletes, 29 sports, 302 gold medals: the Games are almost upon us. This event will be your personal trainer for its back stories and culture. How did the Games become so caught up with symbols and expressions of national identity and national pride? Should we feel guilty about feeling a few hours of warm-hearted patriotism when athletes from our nation win a medal? And why is Greco-Roman wrestling so crucial to Kazakhstan?

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Forum for European Philosophy
Cowdray House, Room G.05, European Institute
London School of Economics, WC2A 2AE