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Denver were awarded the 1976 Winter Olympic Games ahead of Sion in Switzerland, Tempere in Finland and Vancouver in Canada at the International Olympic Committee Session in 1970. But in a Colorado referendum in November 1972, voters rejected funding for the event. It is the only time a city has been awarded the Olympics but pulled out. The IOC then offered the Games to Whistler in Canada, but they too declined owing to a change of Government following elections. Salt Lake City offered to host the Games, but the IOC, still reeling from the Denver rejection, declined and selected Innsbruck, the 1964 host city, as a replacement.
The Business Operations Manager will be responsible for leading the day-to-day corporate operations of the Festival Company, a subsidiary entity nested within the Birmingham 2022 Organising Committee (OC). Working as part of the business integration team; we require a confident senior manager able to drive forward delivery across a range of corporate functions working closely with finance, legal, human resources, procurement and the programme management office.
As English football spearheads a boycott of social media to protest online racism and perceived inaction to stop it, could the three-day blackout lead to lasting change or will it fall on deaf ears? Mike Rowbottom reports.