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Did the media rise to the Olympic challenge?

Posted by: Paul Brighton, Head of Department of Media and Film

So who were the biggest winners in this remarkable summer of Olympic and Paralympic sport? The likes of Mo, Usain, Ellie and Sarah, obviously. This was the year when not only Olympian but Paralympian heroes became recognisable by their first names alone. The Games Makers, unquestionably, along with Seb Coe and his team; the crowds; and all of the millions who have watched both festivals of sport with such keenness.

Re-defining 'disability'?

Posted by: Dr Richard Medcalf, Lecturer in Sport and Leisure

The Paralympics have captured the imagination of the country, they have accepted the metaphorical baton from the Olympic Games in spectacular fashion.

Media spotlight turns to Paralympics

Posted by: By Paul Brighton, Head of Department of Media and Film

The success of the London Paralympics so far has rested on a number of factors: the obvious public appetite for tickets; the extensive media coverage; and, of course, the extraordinary achievements of a number of GB paralympians.