Introduction to Business Law and Politics Essay

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44244 Assignment 1 – Summary and Note Taking

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Read the extracts below, take detailed notes on them and use the information and your notes from the lecture by Sara Reinertsen on Paralympic Sports http://www.ted.com/tedx/events/4464 to write a 500 word summary on the topic:
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Now that the Olympics and Paralympics is over, what will be the legacy for the UK as a whole?
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Submit your handwritten notes to the lecture to me in class on 12th November.
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Remember, the summary should, wherever possible, be written in your own words.
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Do NOT use any sources other than the ones given here.
Your essay must clearly demonstrate your understanding of: * paraphrase/summary * acknowledgement of source * the academic conventions of reference, citation and bibliography and be written in your own words, except when using direct quotation.
N.B. For the purposes of this assignment, please assume that all web-sites were accessed on 10/09/2012
N.B. Full details of the assignment and the criteria by which it is assessed are available in the guidelines published on e-bridge.
Extract 1.
Representatives from some of the London boroughs hosting the 2012 London Olympic Games; Hackney, Newham, Tower Hamlets and Waltham Forest, among the most deprived in the country, made a variety of points on the impact of the Games. Mr Max Caller, Chief Executive of Hackney and Mr Simon White, Chief Executive of Waltham Forest, argued that the pressure and profile of the Olympic Games could act as a catalyst for action on moribund regeneration plans, especially transport infrastructure... Mr Norman Turner, Director of Culture and Community at Newham pointed to an array of positive social and health gains that might be extracted and sustained from the culture clash between 11,000 of the world’s best athletes performing in areas with some of the country’s worst rates of mortality and coronary heart disease.
Taken from The Select Committee on Culture, Media and Sport, third report: A London Olympic Bid for 2012.Prepared by House of Commons Culture, Media and Sport Committee. Published in January 2003, in London, by The Stationary Office Limited.
Extract 2. Is there any evidence that physical activity levels have increased in conjunction with previous Olympic Games? In fact, relatively little research has been done to study the “trickle- down” effect of staging an Olympic Games. Population-level data collected after the Manchester 2002 Commonwealth Games revealed no impact on sport- related activities. Population-wide surveys on physical activity levels conducted in conjunction with the Sydney Olympics found little change in citizens’ activity levels from pre- to post- event. In fact, physical activity levels were actually lower in 2000, in Australia than in 1997 and 1999, the years leading up to the Olympics. Success by a country hosting the Olympics may have an impact on people already active in a sport that does well, but activity levels overall do not increase.
From an article by Ron Wilson. Title of article: The Olympics and physical activity- How can our patients benefit? Published in the British Columbia Medical Journal. Issued January/February 2009, Volume 51, page 1.
Extract 3.
Olympism is a philosophy of life, exalting and combining in a balanced whole the qualities of body, will and mind. Blending sport with culture and education, Olympism seeks to create a way of life based on the joy of effort, the educational value of good example, social responsibility and respect for universal fundamental ethical principles.
Taken from the Olympic Charter. Drawn up and published by the International Olympic Committee in July 2011. Principle 1. Available on-line from…