Welcome to Olymponomics. The author of this blog is Dr Will Jennings. I am Senior Lecturer in Politics at the University of Southampton and recently completed an ESRC-funded project “Going for Gold: The Olympics, Risk and Risk Management”. This blog is a forum to explore my research interests in the politics and management of risk in mega-events such as the London 2012 Olympics. Specifically, it is interested in the growing influence of risk as an object of planning, operations and communication both in organisation of the Games and governance of the Olympic movement. My book, Olympic Risks, was published by Palgrave Macmillan in May 2012.