Five Ring Circus: Myths and Realities of the Olympic Games

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New Society Publishers, Oct 18, 2013 - Political Science - 320 pages
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An exposŽ of the greatest sham on earth!
 

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Contents

The First Ring The Cult of the Olympics Vancouver 2010 and the Opposition
1
Jack Pooles Smile
3
Saying No to 2010 The Fledgling Oppositionto the 2010 Games
13
Our Time to Shine
33
The Games Are Oursand We Do Mean Ours Not Yours
45
The Second Ring The Hidden History of the Olympic Games
55
Higher Faster Stronger The Myth of the Olympic Gamesand the Hidden History of the IOC
57
No Games Without a Scandalor Twoor More
77
Owning the Podium or Whats in It for Me?
167
Selling Snow to Eskimos or Cookie Cutters Make Cookies
181
Olympic Economic Cleansing and Gentrification
205
Imagineering Security
219
The Desolate Realities of the Greenest Games Ever
239
The Fifth Ring Resistance to the Olympics
251
Breaking the Rings
253
No Games A Citizens Manual of Resistance to the Olympics
259

The Third Ring It All Starts with Real Estate
89
VANOC The Slick New Face of Vancouvers Games
91
Johnny Furlongs Privateers
107
Kevin Falcons Two Trenches
129
The Fourth Ring Olympic Myths and Realities
151
Selling the Olympics with Journalism Lite
153
The View from 2008 to 2010 and Beyond
275
Endnotes
285
Index
313
About the Author
321
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Christopher Shaw is an ophthalmology professor at University of British Columbia. He is former media chair of the Green Party of B.C., and is a founding member and lead spokesperson for No Games 2010, No Games 2010 Coalition, and 2010 Watch.

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