The Olympic Spirit

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The Olympic Spirit

Olympic gold winner in 1968, Tommie Smith reveals the difficulties he and his family faced following his era-defining statement…

Also in this week’s Big Issue…

Jessica Ennis talks to The Big Issue about body-weight issues and her golden dream

A sneaky look at the opening ceremony with a participating Big Issue vendor

The rise of mono-culturalism as advocated by the major sponsors of the Olympics

Jo Whiley in Letter To My Younger Self... OCD MP Charles Walker in My Week… Samira Ahmed on James Bond… and the top-selling shades of grey!

Plus, the week’s cultural highlights in your area, Street Lights, and much more!