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Will it inspire more people to take up sport and exercise more? Or is this wishful thinking?
The UK government hoped it would inspire people to take up more exercise, but is the spectacle of Usain Bolt something that inspires us to take up running or do we look at it in awe? Or will the effort needed to be an olympian be so mesmerising that people are put off and the intial buzz from the games will soon fizzle out.
A report about this issue was published recently called Active Celebration Using the London 2012 Games to Get the Nation Moving
Should we be so sports focused in getting people healthy? Surely there are other things we can do in our lives that exert enough energy that are healthy.
What about less obvious activities, like gardening? Are we being too narrow and simplistic in our views about what the legacy of the games should leave?