At least 28 British Olympic medal winners died in the Great War, a tragedy unthinkable today. Before conscription was introduced, an appeal through sport was made to recruit men to go to the trenches; the toll of WWI on sport saw athletes including four-time Wimbledon winner Tony Wilding and the first Scott to win an Olympic gold, Wyndham Halswelle sacrificing their lives.
So, how should sport remember this history?
When British Future launched in early January, we asked what story Britain would tell to world in 2012. With the success of the Jubilee and the Olympics the year has been an eventful one for Britain, and for British Future.
But what will the legacy of the events of 2012 be?
The Olympic generation, aged 18-24, 83% think it will be harder for today’s teenagers to buy a home than it was for their parents, and 58% think it will be much harder, according to a new British Future report.
Do paying taxes and contributing to society matter when it comes to who is counted as English, Scottish or Welsh? The British Future report This Sceptred Isle asks the public what they think about questions of identity, inclusion and immigration.
The British are fully aware of the perils facing the British and European economies, but refuse to let that entirely […]