21 Aug '12, 3pm

London 2012 – A sustainable gold medal? | UK Green Building Council

London 2012 – A sustainable gold medal? | UK Green Building Council

If you play a word association game with people over 50 and say “1976”, they will probably say “hot summer”. The driest summer for 200 years prompted the appointment of Denis Howell as Minister for Drought. His appointment was followed immediately by heavy rain and widespread flooding, possibly one of the most successful departments in history. If you say “perfect ten” to the same fifty-something, they will inevitably say “Nadia Comaneci”. The 14 year-old Romanian gymnast took the 1976 Montreal Games by storm, scoring an unprecedented “perfect 10” and winning three gold medals. It was so unusual that the electronic scoreboard at the time was unable to record a number bigger than 9.99 so they had to record 1.0 to the world as Olympic history was made. It is not necessary to be perfect to win a gold medal – you just need to be better than everybody you are competing against....

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