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Leveraging legacies from sports mega-events : concepts and cases

Author: Jonathan Grix
Publisher: Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.
Series: Palgrave pivot.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This volume offers a panoramic and interdisciplinary view of the growing field of Sports Mega-Event studies. Contributions explore leveraging strategies and the legacies from previous sports megas  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan Grix
ISBN: 9781137371171 113737117X
OCLC Number: 871508850
Description: xix, 184 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: From legacy to leverage / Laurence Chalip --
Megas for strivers : the politics of second-order events / David Black --
'Legacy' revisited / Holger Preuss --
Sports mega-events and mass participation in sport / Mike Weed --
Neoliberalism and sports mega-events / Michael Silk --
A tale of two Australian cities / Bob Stewart --
'Leaving Las Megas' or can sustainability ever be social? Vancouver 2010 in post-political perspective / Caitlin Pentifallo and Robert Van Wynsberghe --
The legacy of the 1988 Seoul Olympic Games : a qualified success? / Alan Bairner and Ji-Hyun Cho --
The legacy of the 2002 Shanghai Tennis Masters Cup / Dongfeng Liu --
London 2012 / John Horne and Barrie Houlihan --
Magical thought and the legacy discourse of the 2008 Beijing Games / Wolfram Manzenreiter --
Dreaming big : spectacular events and the 'world-class' city : the Commonwealth Games in Delhi / Amita Baviskar --
South Africa's 'coming out party' : reflections on the significance and implications of the 2010 FIFA World Cup / Scarlett Cornelissen --
Qatar, global sport and the 2022 FIFA World Cup / Paul Michael Brannagan and Richard Giulianotti --
Russia, showcasing a 're-emerging' state? / Oleg Golubchikov and Irina Slepukhina.
Series Title: Palgrave pivot.
Responsibility: edited by Jonathan Grix.

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