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Routledge Handbook of the Olympic and Paralympic Games

ISBN 9781138341173
Published July 13, 2020 by Routledge
470 Pages 23 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents


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

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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.