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This is a brief explanation of why The Olympics is good for learning - particularly in schools. About half of the images in here are mine, the other half are just things I cut pasted off google images or I had on my folder. The illustrated map of London is Stephen Walter's The Island
http://www.bl.uk/magnificentmaps/map4.html and the stills of gymnasts are screen grabs I tool of Kon Ichikawa's film of the 1954 Tokyo Olympics which was posted on youtube here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=clZAWbGoRw4.
The Discus Thrower on a pile of junk is from Hilary Powell's film about the Olympic Park http://sites.google.com/site/hilaryspowell