Maximizing Olympic impacts by building up legacies

GRATTON, Chris and PREUSS, Holger (2008). Maximizing Olympic impacts by building up legacies. The International Journal of the History of Sport, 25 (14), 1922-1938.

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This contribution adds to the controversial discussion of the investment of scarce public resources in mega sport events such as the Olympic Games. The positive, or negative, legacy of mega sport events will be considered. A definition of legacy will be given, how legacy might be measured is discussed and the key elements that make up a legacy are identified. Examples are taken from recent Olympic Games and other mega sports events such as the Manchester Commonwealth Games in 2002.

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Research Institute, Centre or Group - Does NOT include content added after October 2018: Sport Industry Research Centre
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Page Range: 1922-1938
Depositing User: Rebecca Jones
Date Deposited: 15 May 2012 11:30
Last Modified: 18 Mar 2021 10:00

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