Impacts of the Olympic Games as mega-events

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dc.contributor.author Malfas, M.
dc.contributor.author Houlihan, B.
dc.contributor.author Theodoraki, E.
dc.date.accessioned 2010-02-05T00:36:52Z
dc.date.accessioned 2012-12-15T02:51:24Z
dc.date.available 2010-02-05T00:36:52Z
dc.date.available 2012-12-15T02:51:24Z
dc.date.issued 2004
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2100/993
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/19761
dc.description.abstract Mega sporting events can be defined by their impacts and complexity in organisation and delivery. This paper reviews the literature on the features of such events and, drawing particular examples from recent Olympic Games, it identifies the nature and extent of their impacts on the host country and community. These range from the political, social, economical, physical and cultural and can be negative as well as positive. The paper concludes that while the prospect of economic growth is the driving force behind bids for hosting the Olympic Games, the legacies that follow their hosting are difficult to quantify, prone to political interpretation and multifaceted en
dc.publisher ICE en
dc.subject Olympic Games Mega Events Impact en
dc.title Impacts of the Olympic Games as mega-events en
dc.type Article en


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