Apparently my opposite number in Italy, Tourism Minister Michela Vittoria Brambilla, is furious at a new ‘What Country’* app which sums up Italy as ‘pizza, the Mafia and scooters’, and wants it removed from the Apple online store.
Guest blog by Rachel Waterman, a member of the London 2012 Nations and Regions Group team.
Woke up this morning to see a picture of a crumbling bridge in Delhi on the front page of the Guardian just as India gets ready to host the Commonwealth Games.
It would be handy to be able to kick this little effort off with something about ‘mists and mellow fruitfulness’ or a doleful suggestion that ‘summer’s lease hath all too short a date’ but, let’s be honest, there’s a better than even chance that you’ll be moaning about it all being too hot and muggy…
Last week was dominated by an almost continuous stream of meetings about the Comprehensive Spending Review.
What brings 150 of London’s business leaders, politicians and public servants together on a September evening in a part built East London shopping centre?
Working for the Government Olympics team isn’t just about sitting behind a desk in Whitehall, planning the Games.
Darren Campbell, Youth Sport Trust School Sport Ambassador, discusses why the Sainsbury’s UK School Games will provide talented young athletes with a taste of competing at an elite level event.
Got any plans for the second weekend in September?
Over the two years to go to the London Paralympic Games period I have been lucky enough to tour the nations and regions to promote everything Paralympic.