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Routledge Handbook Of Sport And Legacy

Meeting the challenge of major sports events

Edited by: Richard Holt , Dino Ruta , James Panter

Print publication date:  February  2015
Online publication date:  March  2015

Print ISBN: 9780415675819
eBook ISBN: 9780203132562
Adobe ISBN: 9781136477591

10.4324/9780203132562
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What remains of a great sporting spectacle after the last race is run or the final match is played? How can the vast expense of mounting such events be justified? What if there is nothing left behind or what if the legacy is negative, a costly infrastructure which is unused or a debt-ridden host city? The Routledge Handbook of Sport and Legacy addresses perhaps the most important issue in the hosting of major contemporary sporting events: the problem of ‘legacy’. It offers a rigorous, innovative and comparative insight into this contested concept from interdisciplinary and practical perspectives.

Major events must now have a conscious, credible and defined policy for legacy to meet public expectations. The book provides a comprehensive survey of the various kinds of legacy that can be delivered, as well as a close examination of the potential benefits and practical challenges involved in each. From ‘hard’ legacies, such as stadia and infrastructure, to ‘soft’ legacies including skill development, attitude change and capacity building, the book offers both a historical case study and an innovative strategic management approach, and establishes the limits of what can realistically be achieved in terms of economic, social, cultural, physical and sporting development.

The Routledge Handbook of Sport and Legacy includes contributions from world leading scholars and practitioners and features detailed case studies of major sports events from around the world, including the FIFA World Cup and ten Olympics Games from London in 1908 to London 2012. It is invaluable reading for students and researchers working in sport studies, events management, human geography, economics or planning, and an essential reference for any professional engaged in delivering legacy through sport.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Reflections on Legacy, Olympic Cities and London 2012 Download PDF
Chapter  3:  A Strategic and Pluralistic Approach to Planning Legacy Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Economic Legacy to Cities From Hosting Mega Sports Events Download PDF
Chapter  5:  The 1908 Olympic Games Download PDF
Chapter  6:  A Stakeholder Analysis of the Governance of the 2010 Fifa World Cup Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Sydney Olympic Park 2000 to 2010 Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Croke Park as a Historic Venue Download PDF
Chapter  10:  The Legacy of Memory Download PDF
Chapter  11:  The Legacy of the 2004 Olympics for the Athens Transport System Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Framing the Future Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Paralympic Legacy Download PDF
Chapter  14:  A Lost Legacy of Fraternity? Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Cultural Olympiad or an Olympics for Cultural Regeneration? Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Major Sporting Events and Long-Lasting Tourism Impacts Download PDF
Chapter  17:  A Socially Responsible Business Legacy Download PDF
Chapter  18:  City Capacity Building – Preparing to Exploit the Legacy of a Large-Scale Sports Event Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Transferring Knowledge, Know-How and Capability Download PDF
Chapter  20:  From the First Soccer Women’s World Championship in 1991 to the Beijing Olympic Games in 2008 Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Learning Disability Sport, Volunteers and Legacy Download PDF
Chapter  22:  The Impact of the Olympics on the High Performance Legacy of a Host Country Download PDF
Chapter  23:  The Political and Diplomatic Legacy of the Montréal Olympics Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Media, Sport and Memory Download PDF
Chapter  25:  ‘Global Visibility and Prestige’ Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Modern Temples of Marble and Concrete Download PDF
Chapter  27:  The Mixed Legacy of Munich Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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