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The Olympic Legacy by Alan Tomlinson

Title The Olympic Legacy
Author Alan Tomlinson
Publisher Routledge
Release Date 2017-10-02
Category Social Science
Total Pages 160
ISBN 9781317379126
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This comprehensive collection provides an overview of social scientific perspectives on Olympic legacy, using specialist analyses and selected cases to illuminate the recurring anthropological, political, and sociological dimensions of the legacy debate. Drawing upon research conducted on the Beijing, Vancouver, Athens, London and Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games, it identifies the recurrent rhetoric that has characterised the legacy debate, alongside the harsh realities that contradict many legacies and aspirations. Fifteen researchers from six countries contribute a range of critical analytical studies which explore macro-perspectives on the shifting political economy symbolized at Beijing or in an over-reaching Greece, the soft power benefits perceived by the Rio 2016 organizers, the anthropological study of neighbourhood spaces threatened by corporate branding, and the apparatus of surveillance surrounding an Olympic Games. The symbolic importance of the Games is also captured in studies of volunteer motivations, labour and work initiatives, and the introduction of women’s boxing at London 2012. In a comprehensive overview, Alan Tomlinson illuminates the rhetoric of successive Olympic cycles and the rise to prominence of the legacy question in that debate. This book was originally published as a special issue of Contemporary Social Science.

Rethinking Olympic Legacy by Vassil Girginov

Title Rethinking Olympic Legacy
Author Vassil Girginov
Publisher Routledge
Release Date 2018-04-19
Category Sports & Recreation
Total Pages 215
ISBN 9781351629256
Language English, Spanish, and French
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How do Olympic legacies come about? This book offers an alternative approach to the study of Olympic and mega-sport event legacy, challenging how legacy is conceptualised and practised. It shifts the focus from legacy as a retrospective concept concerned with what has been left behind after the Games, to a prospective one interested in actions and interactions stimulated by the Games. The book argues that creating Olympic legacy is a continuing four-stage process involving ‘investing’ (the accumulated common Olympic cultural capital), ‘interpelling’ (forming a trusteeship relationship where one party undertakes to change the capacity of another), ‘developing’ (ensuring participation in interactions and resource development) and ‘codifying’ (documenting, sharing and remembering legacies so they become cultural capital). It presents a developmental approach to the Olympics which involves vision, trustees and trusteeship and is concerned with capacity building at individual, organisational and societal levels. Thinking of Olympic legacy as capacity building allows seeing the goal of legacy as an embodiment of the aspirations of the Olympic Movement and the Games to introduce radical change in society by transforming its structure. Rethinking Olympic Legacy is essential reading for all students and scholars within an interest in the Olympics, as well as for administrators, policymakers and planners involved with mega-sport events.

London S Olympic Legacy by Gillian Evans

Title London s Olympic Legacy
Author Gillian Evans
Publisher Springer
Release Date 2016-08-12
Category Sports & Recreation
Total Pages 241
ISBN 9781137290731
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This book provides a unique perspective on the behind the scenes planning of London's Olympic legacy. The author had unprecedented access to the legacy organisations, institutions, and individuals involved with the 2012 Games. This has allowed her, in a highly accessible and engaging style, to capture a sense of the unfolding drama as attempts were made in London to harness the juggernaut of Olympic development, and its commercial imperative, to the broader cause of meaningful post-industrial regeneration in East London. The book argues that London will become the test-case city against which the legacies of all future Olympic Games, and other sporting mega-events, will be judged. The author provides the first in-depth case study of a mega-event legacy planning operation, and sets out a constructive conclusion, which details the lessons to be learnt from London's experience. Exploring the relationship between mega event planning, and post-industrial urban regeneration, this book will appeal to scholars across Sociology, Sport and Olympic studies, Anthropology, Urban Studies and Geography as well as policymakers and practitioners in urban and sport planning.

Title Olympic Legacies Intended and Unintended
Author J A Mangan
Publisher Routledge
Release Date 2013-10-18
Category Sports & Recreation
Total Pages 256
ISBN 9781317966623
Language English, Spanish, and French
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For more than a century, the Olympics have been the modern world's most significant sporting event. Indeed, they deserve much credit for globalizing sport beyond the boundaries of the Anglo-American universe, where it originated, into broader global realms. By the 1930s, the Olympics had become a global mega-event that occupied the attention of the media, the interest of the public and the energies of nation-states. Since then, projected by television, funded by global capital and fattened by the desires of nations to garner international prestige, the Olympics have grown to gargantuan dimensions. In the course of its epic history, the Olympics have left numerous legacies, from unforgettable feats to monumental stadiums, from shining triumphs to searing tragedies, from the dazzling debuts on the world's stage of new cities and nations to notorious campaigns of national propaganda. The Olympics represent an essential component of modern global history. The Olympic movement itself has, since the 1990s, recognized and sought to shape its numerous legacies with mixed success as this book makes clear. It offers ground-breaking analyses of the power of Olympic legacies, positive and negative, and surveys the subject from Athens in 1896 to Beijing in 2008, and indeed beyond. This book was published as a special issue of the International Journal of the History of Sport.

Olympic Legacy by Anonim

Title Olympic Legacy
Author Anonim
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2013
Category
Total Pages 72
ISBN OCLC:1022985814
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title Sport Participation and Olympic Legacies
Author Spencer Harris
Publisher Routledge
Release Date 2021-08-11
Category Sports & Recreation
Total Pages 218
ISBN 9781315523750
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This book examines claims that the Olympic Games are a vehicle to inspire and increase mass sport participation. It focuses on the mass sport participation legacy of the most recent hosts of the summer Olympics, including Atlanta, Sydney, Athens, Beijing, London, Rio, and Tokyo. It is organised by host city/country and applies an analytical framework to each, addressing the socio-political context that shapes sport policy, the key changes in sport policy, the structure and governance of community sport, the Olympic and Paralympic legacy, and the changes in mass sport participation before, during, and after the Games. The book is important reading for students, researchers, and policymakers working in sport governance, sport development or management, and the sport policy sector.

Title Sport Participation and Olympic Legacies
Author Spencer Harris
Publisher Routledge
Release Date 2019-11-07
Category Olympics
Total Pages 248
ISBN 113869665X
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This book examines claims that the Olympic Games are a vehicle to inspire and increase mass sports participation. It focuses on the mass sport participation legacy of the most recent hosts of the summer Olympics, including Atlanta, Sydney, Athens, Beijing, London, Rio and Tokyo. It is organised by host city/country and applies an analytical framework to each, addressing the socio-political context that shapes sport policy, the key changes in sport policy, the structure and governance of community sport, the Olympic and Paralympic legacy, and the changes in mass sport participation before, during and after the games. The book is important reading for students, researchers and policy makers working in sport governance, sport development or management and the sport policy sector.

Title Policing the 2012 London Olympics
Author Gary Armstrong
Publisher Routledge
Release Date 2016-06-17
Category Social Science
Total Pages 214
ISBN 9781317747024
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The summer Olympic Games are renowned for producing the world’s biggest single-city cultural event. While the Olympics and other sport mega-events have received growing levels of academic investigation from a variety of disciplinary approaches, relatively little is known about how such occasions are experienced directly by local host communities and publics. This ethnography examines the everyday policing of the London Borough of Newham in relation to the London 2012 Olympics. It explains how police defined, monitored, prioritized, contained and investigated ‘Olympic-related’ crime, and how ‘Olympic-related’ policing connected to the policing of Newham. The authors examine how the threat of terrorism impacted on the everyday policing of the 2012 Olympics, as well as the exaggeration of other threats to the Games – such as youth gangs – for political reasons. The book also explores local resistance to Olympic policing, and the legacy of the Games with regard to policing, local housing, demographics and social exclusion. Discussing the lessons that can be learned for the future staging of sporting mega-events, this book will appeal to scholars and students with interests in sport, policing, crime and criminology, mega-events, event management, urban studies, global studies and sociology.

Title The Impacts of Olympic Legacy on Urban Generation
Author Zhao Xuemei
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2020
Category
Total Pages 10
ISBN OCLC:1237571733
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The Olympic legacy is an important legacy left to the host city by the Olympic Games. It presents the value of Olympic Games and push Olympic Movement spread till now. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has stressed the importance and necessity of Olympic legacy in official. The impacts of Olympic legacy promote the regeneration and renewal of the host city and it explores how does the sporting legacy and urban legacy of Olympic legacy impact in the ur-ban renewal and regeneration. It not only improves the sustainable development of city, but also promotes the cultural values of the Olympics. This paper employs the systematic literature reviews to explore the relationship between legacy of Olympic Games and urban regeneration.

Title The Olympic Legacy
Author Anonim
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1996
Category Atlanta (Ga.)
Total Pages 56
ISBN OCLC:36202401
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title Leisure Culture and the Olympic Games
Author John Horne
Publisher Routledge
Release Date 2016-04-08
Category Sports & Recreation
Total Pages 128
ISBN 9781134923045
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This edited collection contains six refreshing critical assessments of the leisure-sport relationship from societies that have staged the Olympic and Paralympic Games and contains valuable information for those who live in societies that aspire to host the Games. The collection begins and ends with discussions of the Olympic Games as a platform for protest. The first and last chapters consider the changing political relationships from 1968 in Mexico City, when one of the most politically-charged gestures ever made by athletes took place, and the campaigns surrounding the ethical responsibilities of those hosting the Olympics in London in 2012. Other chapters consider the sociocultural legacy of the Seoul Olympics, assess the likely regeneration legacies of the London 2012 Games, examine the relationship between hosting societies and indigenous cultures and analyse the effectiveness and appeal of Olympic mascots. This collection provides not just insight into the past and present effects of the Olympic and Paralympic Games but also offers readers the opportunity to reflect upon and consider the impact of these sports mega-events on their everyday lives. This book was published as a special issue of Leisure Studies.

Hosting The Olympic Games by Marie Delaplace

Title Hosting the Olympic Games
Author Marie Delaplace
Publisher Routledge
Release Date 2019-09-10
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 200
ISBN 9781000546774
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Hosting the Olympic Games: Uncertainty, Debates and Controversy provides a broad and comprehensive analysis of past Olympic and Paralympic events, shedding critical light on the future of the Games with a specific look at the upcoming Paris 2024 Olympics. It draws attention to the debates and paradox that hosting the Games presents for the contemporary city. Employing a range of interdisciplinary theoretical and methodological approaches, individual chapters highlight the various controversies of the Games throughout the bidding process, the event itself and its aftermath. Social Science-based chapters place strong emphasis on the vital importance of sustainable strategy for contemporary host cities. Along with environmental concerns whether atmospheric, microbiological or otherwise, many other requirements, costs and risks involving security and public expenditure among others are explored throughout the book. Including a variety of international and comparative case studies from a range of contributing academics, this will be essential reading for students and researchers in the field of Event studies as well as various disciplines including Tourism, Heritage studies and Urban and Environmental studies.

Title Mega event Cities Urban Legacies of Global Sports Events
Author Valerie Viehoff
Publisher Routledge
Release Date 2016-03-02
Category Political Science
Total Pages 275
ISBN 9781317097952
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Mega-events represent an important moment in the life of a city, providing a useful lens through which we may analyse their cultural, social, political and economic development. In the wake of the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC’s) concerns about ’gigantism’ and wider public concerns about rising costs, it was imperative in the C21st to demonstrate the long term benefits that arose for the city and nations from hosting premier sporting events. ’London 2012’ was the first to integrate the concept of legacy from the moment a bid to host the Olympic and Paralympic Games was being considered. London proposed an ambitious programme of urban renewal for East London. Subsequent host city bids have adopted the ’legacy narrative’ and, as this book demonstrates, aligned this to major schemes of urban development and renewal. Bringing together scholars, practitioners and policy makers, this book focuses upon the legacies sought by cities that host major sports events. It analyses how governments, the IOC and others define and measure ’legacy’. It also focuses upon the challenges and opportunities facing future host cities of mega-events, looking at their aspirations and the intended impact upon their domestic and international development. It questions what the global shift in geographical location of mega-events means for sports development and the business of sport, what the attractions are for cities seeking to harness the hosting of a mega-event, and whether there may be longer term consequences for the bidding and hosting major sporting events in the wake of the widespread social unrest that accompanied the preparations in Brazil for hosting the FIFA World Cup (2014) and the summer Olympics (2016) and in Turkey, where there was significant opposition to bid for the 2020 summer Olympiad.

Legacy by Michael Gillard

Title Legacy
Author Michael Gillard
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing
Release Date 2019-07-25
Category True Crime
Total Pages 384
ISBN 9781448217427
Language English, Spanish, and French
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ONE OF THE DAILY MAIL'S BOOKS OF THE YEAR 2019 'Reveals criminal corruption on a scale that the Kray twins would never have dreamt of' John Pearson, Profession of Violence, The Rise and Fall of the Kray Twins 'Gillard's detailed investigation makes for a stunning and shocking read' Barry Keeffe, The Long Good Friday 'Legacy illustrates the sordid links between business, politics and organised crime' Ioan Grillo, El Narco and Gangster Warlords When billions poured into the neglected east London borough hosting the 2012 Olympics, a turf war broke out between crime families for control of a now valuable strip of land. Using violence, guile and corruption, one gangster, the Long Fella, emerged as a true untouchable. A team of local detectives made it their business to take him on until Scotland Yard threw them under the bus and the business of putting on 'the greatest show on earth' won the day. Award-winning journalist Michael Gillard took up where they left off to expose the tangled web of chief executives, big banks, politicians and dirty money where innocent lives are destroyed and the guilty flourish. Gillard's efforts culminated in a landmark court case, which finally put a spotlight on the Long Fella and his friends and exposed London's real Olympic legacy.

Alberta S Olympic Legacy by Alberta. Olympic Secretariat

Title Alberta s Olympic Legacy
Author Alberta. Olympic Secretariat
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1991
Category Athletes
Total Pages 86
ISBN OCLC:65853429
Language English, Spanish, and French
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After The Carnival by Isao Okada

Title After the Carnival
Author Isao Okada
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2018
Category
Total Pages 35
ISBN OCLC:1054787447
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In recent years, the total spending on hosting the Olympic Games has snowballed. The 2008 Beijing Olympic Games spent $40 billion on infrastructure development, and the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics reached $50 billion. Even when the glorious but costly Olympic Games come to an end, significant maintenance and operating costs for publicly owned large Olympic venues, which were constructed or renovated for the Games, continue to burden host cities and states for a long time afterward. Unless Olympic venues are used effectively after the Games, and can earn enough revenue to cover large ongoing costs, their owners—local governments and taxpayers—must pay off the deficits. Summer Olympics stadiums, normally built to seat over 70,000 people, are particularly at risk of becoming white elephants. This fieldwork based research and analysis revealed eight key factors to prevent Olympic sites from becoming white elephants from the viewpoints of venue sustainability and Olympic legacy: removal of specific equipment like a track after the Olympic Games; reducing capacity after the Olympic Games; continuous selective meaningful reinvestment after the Olympic Games; access to mass transit; the existence of no nearby competing venues with a large capacity; no financial burden of past debt or its accompanying psychological burden; the positive legacy from a venue's unique design and its global recognition; and an Olympics’ legacy from successful redevelopment of the surrounding area. Further, we have created a chart that we think can be used to evaluate the risk level of Olympic sites becoming white elephants soon after their Games end.

Atlanta by Financial Times

Title Atlanta
Author Financial Times
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1996
Category
Total Pages 86
ISBN OCLC:59154235
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Planning Olympic Legacies by Eva Kassens-Noor

Title Planning Olympic Legacies
Author Eva Kassens-Noor
Publisher Routledge
Release Date 2012
Category Architecture
Total Pages 131
ISBN 9780415689595
Language English, Spanish, and French
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When a city wins the right to hold the Olympics, one of the oft cited advantages to the region is the catalytic effect upon the urban and transport projects of the host cities. However, with unparalleled access to documents and records, Eva Kassens-Noor questions and challenges this fundamental assertion of host cities who claim to have used the Olympic Games as a way to move forward their urban agendas In fact, transport dreams to stage the "perfect games" of the International Olympic Committee and the governments of the host cities have lead to urban realities that significantly differ from the development path the city had set out to accomplish before winning the Olympic bid. Ultimately it is precisely the IOC’s influence – and the city’s foresight and sophistication (or lack thereof) in coping with it – that determines whether years after the Games there are legacies benefitting the former hosts. The text is supported by revealing interviews from lead host city planners and key documents, which highlight striking discrepancies between media broadcasts and the internal communications between the IOC and host city governments. It focuses on the inside story of the urban and transport change process undergone by four cities (Barcelona, Atlanta, Sydney, and Athens) that staged the Olympics and forecasts London and Rio de Janeiro’s urban trajectories. The final chapter advises cities on how to leverage the Olympic opportunity to advance their long-run urban strategic plans and interests while fulfilling the International Olympic Committee’s fundamental requirements. This is a uniquely positioned look at why Olympic cities have – or do not have – the transport and urban legacies they had wished for. The book will be of interest to planners, government agencies and those involved in organizing future Games.

Title Nakiska an Olympic Legacy
Author Anonim
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1979
Category Winter sports
Total Pages 1
ISBN OCLC:903912391
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Olympic Exclusions by Jacqueline Kennelly

Title Olympic Exclusions
Author Jacqueline Kennelly
Publisher Routledge
Release Date 2016-06-10
Category Sports & Recreation
Total Pages 168
ISBN 9781317337010
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Olympic Games are sold to host city populations on the basis of legacy commitments that incorporate aid for the young and the poor. Yet little is known about the realities of marginalized young people living in host cities. Do they benefit from social housing and employment opportunities? Or do they fall victim to increased policing and evaporating social assistance? This book answers these questions through an original ethnographic study of young people living in the shadow of Vancouver 2010 and London 2012. Setting qualitative research alongside critical analysis of policy documents, bidding reports and media accounts, this study explores the tension between promises made and lived reality. Its eight chapters offer a rich and complex account of marginalized young people’s experiences as they navigate the possibilities and contradictions of living in an Olympic host city. Their stories illustrate the limits to the promises made by Olympic bidding and organizing committees and raise important questions about the ethics of public funding for such mega‐events. This book will be fascinating reading for anyone interested in the Olympics, sport and social exclusion, and sport and politics, as well as for those working in the fields of youth studies, social policy and urban studies.