17 min

Elite Athletes vs Couch Potatoes: can the Rio Games bridge the divide? – Dr Steve Georgakis Open for Discussion

    • Society & Culture

In the lead up to Rio 2016, Chris is joined by Senior Lecturer Dr Steve Georgakis to discuss the growing commercialisation of sport and the impact this has on participation.

Steve was on his way to represent his country at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics when he suffered a career-ending injury. While devastating at the time, he credits this experience with cementing his love of sport and interest in pursuing research in this area.

In this episode Chris and Steve question the role of the Games. Is it worth all the money we spend on it? Does it encourage us to exercise more, be healthier or even a more patriotic nation?

For full transcript and additional resources go to: http://sydney.edu.au/news-opinion/news/2016/08/02/elite-athletes-vs-couch-potatoes--can-the-rio-games-bridge-the-d.html

In the lead up to Rio 2016, Chris is joined by Senior Lecturer Dr Steve Georgakis to discuss the growing commercialisation of sport and the impact this has on participation.

Steve was on his way to represent his country at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics when he suffered a career-ending injury. While devastating at the time, he credits this experience with cementing his love of sport and interest in pursuing research in this area.

In this episode Chris and Steve question the role of the Games. Is it worth all the money we spend on it? Does it encourage us to exercise more, be healthier or even a more patriotic nation?

For full transcript and additional resources go to: http://sydney.edu.au/news-opinion/news/2016/08/02/elite-athletes-vs-couch-potatoes--can-the-rio-games-bridge-the-d.html

17 min

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