No Olympics would be complete without a viewing of Chariots Of Fire. While it takes liberties with the historical facts, it does so for reasons of dramatic tension, not to radically misrepresent the character of those whose story it tells. The Olympics themselves seem obsessed with creating and feeding their self-narrative as an entity. Chariots …

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John Cornell was a clever man who rose to fame playing ‘Strop’, Paul Hogan’s awkward, mumbling sidekick. Not only did he manage Hogan’s rise in fame, he was instrumental in starting Kerry Packer’s World Series Cricket, helped create the wildly successful Crocodile Dundee, and married the gorgeous Delvene Delaney (something amazing to those who grew …

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