1st Edition

Routledge Handbook of the Olympic and Paralympic Games

    470 Pages 23 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    470 Pages 23 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This handbook offers an important and timely contribution to the interdisciplinary field of Olympic studies. It brings together for the first time in a single volume a complete analysis of current and future economic, commercial, socio-political, cultural and governance challenges facing both the Olympic and Paralympic Games, their athletes and institutions.

    The book presents new research and broad surveys exploring pressing debates, challenges and possible solutions surrounding the modern Olympic and Paralympic Games, across diverse socioeconomic and political contexts. Featuring chapters written by leading scholars, athletes and administrators from a range of disciplines and backgrounds, the handbook is divided into four main areas: athletes, business, governance and socio-cultural issues within the Olympic and Paralympic Games. Examining key themes, theories and new emerging issues within the field, the book offers expert insights into every major topic related to the Olympic and Paralympic Games, including doping, integrity, athletes’ rights, culture, nationality, sponsorship, branding, governance, sports policy and law, marketing, social media, technology, e-sports, politics, ethics, international relations, legacy and impact.

    The only up-to-date handbook to reflect the true breadth and depth of this international field of research, the Routledge Handbook of the Olympic and Paralympic Games is a landmark publication for all students and scholars of sport studies, as well as those working in sport business, media, event management and administration, economics, marketing, management, politics, Olympic studies and cultural studies. It is also an important resource for sport management practitioners and sports officials.


    Part I: Athletes’ Issues in Olympic and Paralympic Games       

    Edited by Dikaia Chatziefstathiou 

    1. Dual Career: Balancing success in sport and life                                  

        Lucinda Howland, Achilleas Papadimitriou, Vasilis Minoudis and Philip Hurst 

    2. Athletes and CAS: Protecting athletes’ rights                                                   

        Gregory Ioannidis 

    3. Disability, Classification and the Paralympics: Inclusion and exclusion of elite athletes with disabilities                          Jan Burns

     4. Women: Rules and classifications in the Olympics and Paralympics       

        Kath Woodward                                                                                                     

     5. Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex Athletes in the Olympic and Paralympic Games: Human rights,           unfair advantage and exclusion

          Caroline Symons and Ryan Storr 

    6. Sport and Nationality at the Olympic and Paralympic Games: Flags of convenience? 

        Steve Greenfield and Guy Osborn

    Part II: Olympic and Paralympic Business

    Edited by Benoit Seguin

     7. Olympic Values: Sponsorship, values and integrity in sport creating a paradigm shift

         Richard W. Pound

     8. Paralympic Brand Governance: The best of both worlds?

         Simon Gérard

     9. Sponsoring the Paralympic Games and Breaking Barriers

         David Legg

     10. Olympic Broadcast Rights                                                                       

           Lisa Delpy Neirotti

     11. Activation of Olympic and Paralympic Sponsorship                              

          Stéphan Fuchs and Guillaume Bodet

     12. Legal Aspects of the Olympics and Ambush Marketing                                    

          John Grady

     13. The Evolving #Rule40 of the Olympic Charter:  Balancing the interest of sponsors vs athletes

           Gashaw Abeza

     14. Towards a Shared Olympic Responsibility: Paradoxes and Challenges                      

           Aurélien François, Alain Ferrand and Emmanuel Bayle

     15. Esports in the Olympic and Paralympic Games: The business case for integration          

           Andy Miah and Alex Fenton

    16. Organizing the Olympic Games                                                                          

          Milena M. Parent

     17. Referendums at Olympic Games                                                                         

           Holger Preuß, Anja Scheu and Maike Weitzmann

    Part III: The Governance of the Olympic and Paralympic Games

    Edited by Borja García

     18. The Composition of the IOC: Origins and key turning points in the governance of the   Olympic movement

          Jörg Krieger and Stefan Wassong 

    19. Changing Parasport Landscape and The Evolution of the International Paralympic Committee Governance

          Laura Misener and Landy Di Lu 

    20. Organisational Change Campaigns of the Olympic Movement: Insights from structural and cultural adaptations

          Eleni Theodoraki

     21. Sleeping with an Elephant: The relationship between the International Olympic Committee and the International          Paralympic Committee

         P. David Howe

     22. The Autonomy of the Olympic and Sport Movement                                                     

           Arnout Geeraert

     23. Political Autonomy and Control of National Olympic Committees                     

           Henk Erik Meier

     24. The Changing Attitude of the IOC and the IPC Towards WADA and the Governance of Anti-Doping

           Stacie Gray

     25. Board Renewal and Good Governance in the Olympic Movement                       

           Leigh Robinson and Tracy Taylor

     26. The Relationship Between the IOC and International Sport Federations                      

           Jinsu Byun and Becca Leopkey

     27. The Governance of the Court of Arbitration for Sport                                        

           Jean-Loup Chappelet

    Part IV: Socio-cultural and Political Issues of the Olympic and Paralympic Games

    Edited by Dikaia Chatziefstathiou

     28. Theory and Research in Scholarship around the Paralympic Games      

           Ian Brittain

     29. Olympic and Paralympic Games and Human Rights                  

           Bruce Kidd

     30. Sport for Development and Peace: Convergence and divergence with the Olympic movement

           Simon Darnell and Rob Millington

     31. Home Advantage in the Olympic and Paralympic Games                                  

          Girish Ramchandani, Darryl Wilson and Chris Gratton

     32. Debating the Future of Olympic and Paralympic Legacy                                               

          Vassil Girginov

     33. Can Health-Related Legacies through Physical Activity and Sport be Delivered by the Olympic and Paralympic               Games?

           Mike Weed

     34. Olympic and Paralympic Impacts in Non-Host City Regions                             

           Shushu Chen and Dongfeng Liu

     35. Legacies Beyond the Olympic Games: The case of two Youth Olympic Games

           Ran Zhou and Kyriaki Kaplanidou

     36. Arts and Culture in the Olympic and Paralympic Games                                   

          Beatriz Garcia

     37. Olympic and Paralympic Games Education Programmes: Education as engagement from a practitioner's view

          Nick Fuller and Heather Barr


    Dikaia Chatziefstathiou is Reader in Olympic Studies and the Social Analysis of Sport, and Director of Research and Knowledge Exchange Environment, School of Human and Life Sciences at Canterbury Christ Church University, UK.

    Borja García is Senior Lecturer in Sport Management and Policy at Loughborough University, UK. He is a specialist in public sport policy, European Union sport policy and sports governance. He teaches on the Olympic movement’s governance at several international universities.

    Benoit Séguin is Full Professor in Sport Management at the University of Ottawa, Canada. He specialises in sports marketing, particularly in the areas of sponsorship, ambush marketing and brand.