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Investment of human capital: the gift that keeps giving

Fiona Halton 6 November 2013

A £9 billion investment made for a triumphant Olympics last year. Yet how much did it really touch the poorest in the Olympic boroughs? A year or so on from the Olympics, and I’m visiting …

A legacy beyond London: can the Games inspire India’s girls?

Alison Bukhari and Dasra 19 September 2012

As London launches into its post mortem of the Olympics and Paralympics and the legacy question rears its head, I have been hearing stories from further afield that tell of the Games’ influence in remote …

Faster, higher, stronger: Olympic lessons for philanthropy

3 Caroline Fiennes 30 July 2012

Coming from ancient Greece, even the word ‘philanthropy’ hints at similarities with the Olympic Games. And there is much which philanthropists, donors, charities and those of us who support and guide them can learn from …

Sport for good: London’s Olympic legacy

Dawn Plimmer 17 July 2012

One year on from last summer’s riots, the Olympics present an important opportunity to harness the potential of sport for good. Sport can be a powerful tool for improving social outcomes: promoting good physical and …