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Posts by Rowland Jack

Learning to Ski

When I broke the news that I would be moving to Switzerland, every friend immediately cracked a joke about Swiss bank accounts. Their second reaction was…

A volunteer at the Athens Olympics

“Olympic Games accreditation, which is designed to control access to venues and transport for the likes of athletes, officials and VIPs, creates a hierarchical society of bewildering complexity. The significance of the accreditation badge goes far beyond mere utility and reflects the status of the wearer, much like the ownership of cows or fast cars in other societies.” Rowland Jack gets to go behind the scenes at the world’s biggest sports event.

The Expat Pub

For the British expat armchair sports fan, time abroad is full of frustration. Life sometimes feels like an endless sequence of thwarted television-viewing ambitions, punctuated only…