Sport legacy impact on ethnic minority groups: the case of London 2012 the sport mega-events of the 2020s: governance, impacts and controversies. Special issue in Sport in Society

KOKOLAKAKIS, Themis and LERA-LOPEZ, Fernando (2021). Sport legacy impact on ethnic minority groups: the case of London 2012 the sport mega-events of the 2020s: governance, impacts and controversies. Special issue in Sport in Society. Sport in Society.

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    Abstract

    The sport legacy among ethnic minorities has been neglected despite the positive outcomes of active lifestyle and social inclusion. The current research, applying time series analysis, evaluates evidence of sport legacy among four English ethnic minorities regarding the hosting of Olympic Games (London 2012). A short-term association was found between hosting the Games and sport participation rates among ethnic groups, leading more to increasing frequency of engagement for existing participants than to attracting new participants. The results indicate differences among the ethnic groups and gender, showing that females from Asian ethnicities having the highest engagement. Practical implications for the governance of events in the future relate to improving the festival effect of the Games, to encourage social inclusion for ethnic minorities. Our results might encourage policy makers to maintain a sustained effort in the post-event period to capitalise on sport legacy.

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Ethnic minorities; sport mega-events; sport legacy; Olympic Games; sport participation; 1106 Human Movement and Sports Sciences; 1504 Commercial Services; 1608 Sociology; Sport, Leisure & Tourism
    Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1080/17430437.2021.2011229
    SWORD Depositor: Symplectic Elements
    Depositing User: Symplectic Elements
    Date Deposited: 10 Jan 2022 11:10
    Last Modified: 10 Jan 2022 11:15
    URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/29577

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