Hosting The Olympic Games

Author by : John Rennie Short
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Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : Hosting the Olympic Games reveals the true costs involved for the cities that hold these large-scale sporting events. It uncovers the financing of the Games, reviewing existing studies to evaluate the costs and benefits, and draws on case study experiences of the Summer and Winter Games from the past forty years to assess the short- and long-term urban legacies for host cities. Written in an easily accessible style and format, it provides an in-depth critical analysis into the franchise model of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and offers an alternative vision for future Games. This book is an important contribution to understanding the consequences for the host cities of Olympic Games.


Hosting The Olympic Games

Author by : Marie Delaplace
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Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : 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.


Hosting The Olympic Summer Games

Author by : Dianne Irving
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Description : Learn how the concepts of elapsed time and measurement relate to hosting the Olympic summer games! Review the history of the Olympics and explore math along the way! This exciting title provides readers with fun examples, easy-to-read text, STEM topics, mathematical graphs and charts, and helpful practice problems, giving them all the tools they need to feel confident measuring time!


Hosting The Olympic Summer Games 6 Pack

Author by : Dianne Irving
Languange : en
Publisher by : Teacher Created Materials
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Description : Learn how the concepts of elapsed time and measurement relate to hosting the Olympic summer games! Review the history of the Olympics and explore math along the way! This exciting title provides readers with fun examples, easy-to-read text, STEM topics, mathematical graphs and charts, and helpful practice problems, giving them all the tools they need to feel confident measuring time! This 6-Pack includes six copies of this title and a lesson plan.


Olympic Games

Author by : Bernard L. Ungar
Languange : en
Publisher by : DIANE Publishing
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Description : Info. on (1) the amount of Fed. funding and support provided to the 1984 and 1996 Summer Olympic Games (OG), and planned for the 2002 Winter OG, and the types of projects and activities that were funded and supported; and (2) the Fed. policies, legislative authorizations, and agency controls in place for providing the federal funds and support to the OG. Includes the evaluation of the 5 projects: development of the Ocoee Whitewater Rapids Slalom venue for the 1996 Summer OG; use of Fed. employees to provide security during the 1996 OG; payment of Atlanta Paralympic Organizing Comm. staff salaries; payment of Paralympic Games' opening ceremony entertainers costs; and vet. assist. during the Paralympic Games.


To Host Or Not To Host The Olympics

Author by : Sascha L. Schmidt
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Description : The study, entitled "To host or not to host the Olympics - A transnational perspective," interviewed more than 12,000 citizens in 11 European countries and the United States about hosting the Olympic Games in their respective home countries. The study was carried out by the Camp Beckenbauer competence team at WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management. Country profiles, along with analysis of supporters, undecideds and opponents of the idea of hosting the Olympics, provide decision-makers in sports, the business community and society with an independent, transnational snapshot of the moods around the Olympic Games and offer specific approaches for mobilization of the population.


The Cold War And The 1984 Olympic Games

Author by : Philip D’Agati
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer
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Description : The Soviet boycott of the 1984 Olympic Games is explained as the result of a complex series of events and policies that culminated in a strategic decision to not participate in Los Angeles. Using IR framework, D'Agati developes and argues for the concept of surrogate wars as an alternative means for conflict between states.


The Economics Of Staging The Olympics

Author by : Holger Preuss
Languange : en
Publisher by : Edward Elgar Publishing
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Description : "This book arises from the need to analyse, in detail, the various economic aspects that the Olympic Games mean for host cities. Since 1984 increasingly more cities in the world have announced their interest in staging the Olympic Games, making it a festival with significant economic dimensions. What followed have been economic triumphs and tragedies, glories and fiascos - all are included in the 36 years of Olympic history reviewed in this book." - foreword.


The Olympic Games And The Environment

Author by : J. Karamichas
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer
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Description : This book examines the environmental credentials of Olympic Host cities and the opportunities afforded by hosting the Games towards the ecological modernization of the host nation by using perspectives offered by environmental sociology. It also sets out projections for the environmental legacy of London 2012.


Celebration Capitalism And The Olympic Games

Author by : Jules Boykoff
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : The Olympic Games have become the world’s greatest media and marketing event—a global celebration of exceptional athletics gilded with corporate cash. Huge corporations vie for association with the "Olympic Image" in the hope of gaining a worldwide marketing audience of billions. In this provocative critical study of the contemporary Olympics, Jules Boykoff argues that the Games have become a massive planned economy designed to shield the rich from risk while providing them with a spectacle to treasure. Placing political economy at the center of the analysis, and drawing on interdisciplinary research in sociology, politics, geography, history, and economics, Boykoff develops an innovative theory of "celebration capitalism", the manipulation of state actors as partners that drives us towards public–private partnerships in which the public pays and the private profits. He argues that the Athens Games in 2004 marked the full emergence of celebration capitalism, with London 2012 representing its quintessential expression, characterized by a state of exception, unfettered commercialism, repression of dissent, questionable sustainability claims, and the complicity of the mainstream media. Controversial, challenging, and forthright, this book opens up a fascinating new avenue for understanding the contemporary Olympics in the context of global capitalist society. It is essential reading for anybody with an interest in the Olympic Games, the relationship between sport and society, or global politics and culture.


London Olympic Games And Paralympic Games Act 2006

Author by : Great Britain
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Publisher by : The Stationery Office
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Description : The Act gives effect to the commitments made by the Government as part of London's bid to host the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. It provides for the statutory remit of the public bodies which will be tasked with delivering the Games. The Act also provides the legislative framework needed to enable the UK to fulfil the requirements which the International Olympic Committee place on host cities. The main measures of the Act provide for: (a) the establishment of the Olympic Delivery Authority, its powers, duties and functions; (b) the delivery of transport needs for the Games, including the necessary preparations in the lead up to 2012; (c) controls of marketing in connection with the Olympic Games, including the protection of Olympic intellectual property, restrictions on commercial association with the Games, the prohibition of street trading and outdoor advertising in the vicinity of Olympic venues and of ticket touting in connection with Olympic events; (d) the Mayor of London's power to prepare for and stage the Olympic Games; (e) the amendment of the purposes of regional development agencies to include the purpose of preparing for the London Olympics.


Circus Maximus

Author by : Andrew Zimbalist
Languange : en
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Description : "This is a third edition of a book that analyzes the claim that cities chosen to host either an Olympics or World Cup experience an economic windfall. The author focuses on the upcoming Tokyo 2020 summer Olympics and World Cup 2022 in Qatar. Zimbalist looks at major cities like London, Barcelona, Rio de Janerio, and Boston that have previously hosted these sporting events to provide context for cities that are currently bearing the weight of exploding expenses, corruption, and protests"--


The Olympic Games Effect

Author by : John A. Davis
Languange : en
Publisher by : John Wiley & Sons
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Description : Marketing at the Olympics, the attraction and the rewards Essential reading in preparation for the 2012 London Olympics, the newly revised and fully updated second edition of The Olympic Games Effect offers fascinating sports marketing and branding insights into the promotion of the Games themselves, and their unique attraction for corporations in particular. The important lessons of past Olympics will be used to show a hundred year-plus tradition based on a several thousand year old testament to the love of sports and competition, revealing how, in recent years, this has evolved into a seductively attractive vehicle for a wide range of audiences, from consumers to corporations. Loaded with historical information on the Olympics, the book traces the history of the Olympics back to 776 BC. This legacy is vital to the ongoing success of the Olympics, and is at the heart of why brands care so much Packed with illustrations that illustrate how the Games have become arguably the world's most successful sports event and the marketing opportunities this has led to Includes relevant business strategies and recommendations to help companies understand how to make more effective sports sponsorship decisions This timely new edition of The Olympic Games Effect shows the value contributed by sponsoring the world's premier sporting event, and explains how, by extension, other global sports events have the potential to generate similarly impressive results for their sponsors.


Handbook Of The London 2012 Olympic And Paralympic Games

Author by : Vassil Girginov
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : "The Handbook of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games is the definitive, officially-licensed account of the world's greatest sporting mega-event. It tells the complete story of the 2012 Games from inception, through the successful bidding process and the planning and preparation phase, to delivery, aftermath and legacy. Written by a world-class team of international Olympic experts, sports researchers and writers, the book offers comprehensive analysis of the full social, cultural, political, historical, economic and sporting context of the Games. From the political, commercial and structural complexities of organizing an event on such a scale, to the sporting action that holds the attention of the world for three thrilling weeks, this book illuminates every aspect of the 2012 Games, helping us to better understand the vital role that sport and culture have in contemporary global society. The book is divided into two volumes. This, the first volume, examines the build up to London 2012, covering key topics such as: - the bidding process - planning and decision making - financing the Games - developing the Olympic infrastructure - engaging national and international governing bodies of sport - engaging the UK public - engaging a global public - developing a legacy programme - the cultural Olympiad. Richly illustrated with the personal accounts of key stakeholders, from sports administrators and politicians to athletes and spectators, and including essential data and evocative visual material, this book is essential reading for anybody with a personal or professional interest in the Olympic Games, global culture or the development of sport"--


Sport In Latin America And The Caribbean

Author by : Joseph Arbena
Languange : en
Publisher by : Rowman & Littlefield
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Description : Sport in Latin America and the Caribbean is the most comprehensive overview to date of the development of modern sports in Latin America. This new book illustrates how and why sport has become a central part of the political, economic, and social life of the region and the repercussions of its role. This highly readable volume is composed of articles on a wide variety of sports-basketball, baseball, volleyball, cricket, soccer, and equestrian events-in countries and regions throughout Latin America, including Mexico, the Caribbean, Costa Rica, Peru, Brazil, Cuba, Nicaragua, and the Dominican Republic. Broad in scope, this volume explores the definition of modern sport; whether sport is enslaving, liberating, or neutral; if sport reflects or challenges dominant culture; the attributes and drawbacks of professional versus amateur sport; and the difference between sport in capitalist and socialist nations. Other subjects that are addressed as they pertain to modern sport include: diffusion and globalization/internationalization; hegemony, dependency, and nationalism; politics and the state; culture, ethnicity, and race; economic class; gender; commercialization, modernization, and professionalization; health, morality, crime and vice; economics and labor productivity; and the media.


Has Hosting The London 2012 Olympic Games Changed The German Perception Of Britain

Author by : Stefanie Stritt
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Description : Bachelor Thesis from the year 2016 in the subject Politics - International Politics - Topic: International relations, grade: 1,8, University of Brighton, language: English, abstract: This dissertation aims to examine the methods and theories created to guide the concept of nation reputation through the host of the 2012 Olympic Games. To further to explore the German people's awareness of the UK after the 2012 Olympic Games and whether or not the Game has changed the perception by interviewing six sport and Olympic interested German people. It is identified that German people already had an overall positive view of the United Kingdom. The opening ceremony has been the most watched part of the Games and the atmosphere combined the perception about the Britain's and the "Queen" and "James Bond" was the most associated attraction with the Olympic Games. The most relevant source to inform the German people was identified as Newspaper, Television and Social Media. Nevertheless, a glimpse expressed negative images of Britain. The majority of the Interviewees were not able to identify whether the Olympic Games worked well. At least half of the interviewees expressed a general disagreement with a possible alternation of their perception of Britain due to positive media coverage during the 2012 London Olympic Games.


The Olympic Games And Structural Tranformation In Hosting Metropolitan Areas

Author by : Dmitry Sivaev
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Description : "This paper applies the approach of economic structuralism to the legacy of the Olympic Games. The paper looks at whether the Olympics Games can be used as a tool that can support economic structural transformation in the city. It also attempts to identify the conditions related to the Games that can have effect on the likelihood of structural changes in the city economy. To address this objective a combination of quantitative and qualitative analytical methods is used to study the Barcelona’92 and Sydney’2000 Games." - dpu website.


Managing The Olympics

Author by : S. Frawley
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer
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Description : The Olympic Games are the world's most complex and challenging sport mega-event to organize. Managing the Olympics is the first ever attempt to bring together the world's leading Olympic management researchers in one book and draws on the latest research into the management challenges faced by the organizers and key stakeholders of the Games.


Encyclopedia Of The Modern Olympic Movement

Author by : John E. Findling
Languange : en
Publisher by : Greenwood Publishing Group
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Description : Looks at the historical context in which the modern Olympic Games have taken place, covering the highlights of each competition along with information on site selection, economic impact, and political controversies.


The Economics Of Recreation Leisure And Tourism

Author by : John Tribe
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : This textbook describes the relevance of economics to the tourism and leisure industries, helping you to pass an economics module as part of a tourism, recreation or sport management degree. It applies economic theory to a range of tourism industry issues at the consumer, business, national and international level by using topical examples to give the theory real-world context. The author explains the impact of the global economic crisis and the importance of understanding what has happened over the course of previous economic business cycles to prepare for what may happen in the future. Contrasting evidence is put forward to provide a sense of the dynamics of world economies.


World Sports A Reference Handbook

Author by : Maylon Hanold
Languange : en
Publisher by : ABC-CLIO
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Description : This book covers a wide range of issues and controversies within the world of sports—including drug use, economics, ethics, ethnicity, gender, globalization, politics, race, sexuality, and technology—from both a U.S. and global perspective. • A chronology of important events or innovations in sports • A list of important sports organizations with descriptions of each • A glossary of relevant terms such as "blood doping"


Olympic Games As Performance And Public Event

Author by : Arne Martin Klausen
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Publisher by : Berghahn Books
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Description : Discusses how the winter games related to Norwegian culture and ethos


Towards Olympic Games 3 0

Author by : Bastiaan Bretveld
Languange : en
Publisher by : Lulu.com
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Host Cities And The Olympics

Author by : Harry Hiller
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : Rather than interpreting the Olympics as primarily a sporting event of international or national significance, this book understands the Games as a civic project for the host city that serves as a catalyst for a variety of urban interests over a period of many years from the bidding phase through the event itself. Traditional Olympic studies have tended to examine the Games from an outsider's perspective or as something experienced through the print media or television. In contrast, the focus presented here is on the dynamics within the host city understood as a community of interacting individuals who encounter the Games in a variety of ways through support, opposition, or even indifference but who have a profound influence on the outcome of the Games as actors and players in the Olympics as a drama. Adopting a symbolic interactionist approach, the book offers a new interpretive model through which to understand the Olympic Games by exploring the relationship between the Games and residents of the host city. Key analytical concepts such as framing, dramaturgy, the public realm, and the symbolic field are introduced and illustrated through empirical research from the Vancouver 2010 Winter Games, and it is shown how the social media and shifts in public opinion reflected interaction effects within the city. By filling a clear lacuna in the Olympic Studies canon, this book is important reading for anybody with an interest in the sociology of sport, urban studies, event studies or urban sociology.


The Olympic Games

Author by : Kristine Toohey
Languange : en
Publisher by : CABI
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Description : This 2nd edition of a highly successful book (published in 2000) provides a comprehensive, critical analysis of the Olympic Games using a multi-disciplinary social science approach. This revised edition contains much new data relating to the Sydney 2000 Games and their aftermath; and preparations for Athens 2004 and Beijing 2008 Games. The book is broad-ranging and independent in its coverage, and includes the use of drugs, sex testing, accusations of power abuse among members of the IOC, the Games as a stage for political protest, media-related controversies, economic costs and benefits of the Games and historical conflicts between organizers and host communities.


International Diplomacy And The Olympic Movement

Author by : Aaron Beacom
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer
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Description : This book explores the relationship between diplomatic discourse and the Olympic Movement, charting its continuity and change from an historical perspective. Using the recent body of literature on diplomacy it explores the evolution of diplomatic discourse around a number of themes, in particular the increasing range of stakeholders engaged in the Olympic bid, disability advocacy and the mainstreaming of the Paralympic Games and the evolution of the Olympic boycott. The work addresses the increasing engagement of a number of non-state actors, in particular the IOC and the IPC, as indicative of the diffusion of contemporary diplomacy. At the same time it identifies the state as continuing in the role of primary actor, setting the terms of reference for diplomatic activity beyond the pursuit of its own policy interests. Its historical investigation, based around a UK case study, provides insights into the characteristics of diplomatic discourse relating to the Games, and creates the basis for mapping the future trajectory of diplomacy as it relates to the Olympic Movement.


The Best Olympics Ever

Author by : Helen Lenskyj
Languange : en
Publisher by : SUNY Press
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Description : Uses the Sydney Olympics as a prism through which to explore recent Olympic scandals, media coverage, reform efforts, and controversies.