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.