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The Medal Myth

Documentary in which John Beattie looks at why the nation's elite sporting success has not translated into a healthier population.

As many of us think about New Year's resolutions to get fitter, John Beattie looks at why our elite sporting success isn't translating into a healthier population. Our top athletes are winning more medals than ever, but the general population isn't becoming more active.

The theory was that mega-events like the London Olympics and Glasgow Commonwealth Games would inspire a generation to become healthier. John hears from elite athletes and ordinary folk about why that hasn't happened and what it might take to get us off the sofa.

30 minutes

Last on

Sat 7 Jan 2017 16:00

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter John Beattie
Producer Stephen Magee
Director Stephen Magee
Editor Daniel Maxwell

Broadcasts

  • Mon 2 Jan 2017 20:30
  • Sat 7 Jan 2017 16:00

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