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Statements on Olympics Opening Ceremony Animals

In the Olympics shows, we talked about the use of animals in the opening ceremony and when the decision to use them was made.

I promised to blog about the responses I’ve had from both LOCOG (the London Games organisers) and the RSPCA (a venerable animal welfare group whose consultancy advised LOCOG on the use of animals).

Read More… vegan athlete Sarah Stewart

She’s competing in her third Paralympics with the Australian Gliders, has already won bronze and silver, is doing a PhD in philosophy, and is vegan.

Aussie listener Lisa Green commented on the Vegan Option Facebook page that she was watching Sarah’s team with a roomful of cheering vegans. The Gliders soundly defeated TeamGM, and the next game is this evening, at 18:30 UK time, 17:30 GMT. Whereever you are in the world, you can watch the games at Sarah is number 13.

Ian McDonald and Mandeville

We thought better of using this picture to illustrate a show, but it’s too funny not to share. (The statue is Mandeville).

London Olympics: hunting vegan food

Here is the story of vegan food at the Olympics, as heard in our third and final Olympics show, told via Twitter and Storify.

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London Olympics: Closing Update with Vx, Animals in the Opening Ceremony, and Vegan Food

Olympic Stadium in park

London Olympics: Closing Update

As the athletes celebrate their victories and defeats, and the Spice Girls rock the closing ceremony, we look back over the Olympics and update you on the vegan stories behind the games.

This show:

  • We catch up with the vegan stories behind the Olympics, like Sandra Hood, Pogocafe, and Frys
  • Ian updates you on the use of animals in the Opening Ceremony
  • Rudy tells us who’s been coming to Vx, the little vegan shop that was braced for a difficult Olympics
  • We sum up the experience of vegans looking for food at the Olympic Venues

(15 min) Play or download (14MB MP3(other formats) (via iTunes)

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