Research on the Olympic and Paralympic Games

Major Sports Events Management, Policy and Politics

  • Leveraging Mega-Event Legacies

    1st Edition

    Edited by Jonathan Grix

    This is a multidisciplinary contribution to the burgeoning literature on and around mega-events in general and sports mega-events in particular. The volume is not specifically about mega-events or their management, but rather how such events act as a lens through which a number of important and…

    Hardback – 2017-01-04
    Routledge

  • The Sexual and Gender Politics of Sport Mega-Events

    Roving Colonialism, 1st Edition

    By Heather Sykes

    This challenging new study examines gender and sexuality in relation to the ‘roving colonialism’ of sport mega-events. Built around four case studies in postcolonial and settler colonial contexts—the Olympics in Vancouver, London and Sochi and soccer fans in the Egyptian revolution—the book…

    Hardback – 2016-12-05
    Routledge
    Routledge Critical Studies in Sport

  • Managing Sport Facilities and Major Events

    Second Edition, 1st Edition

    By Eric C. Schwarz, Hans Westerbeek, Dongfeng Liu, Paul Emery, Paul Turner

    Sport events are inextricably linked to the places in which they are hosted. High-profile events require high-quality venues, and the proper management of facilities is crucial to their success. Now in a fully revised and updated new edition, Managing Sport Facilities and Major Events is still the…

    Paperback – 2016-10-28
    Routledge

  • Routledge Handbook of Sport and Politics

    1st Edition

    Edited by Alan Bairner, John Kelly, Jung Woo Lee

    Sport is frequently considered to be an aspect of popular culture that is, or should be, untainted by the political. However, there is a broad consensus among academics that sport is often at the heart of the political and the political is often central to sport. From the 1936 Olympic Games in Nazi…

    Hardback – 2016-10-07
    Routledge
    Routledge International Handbooks

  • Policing the 2012 London Olympics

    Legacy and Social Exclusion, 1st Edition

    By Gary Armstrong, Richard Giulianotti, Dick Hobbs

    The summer Olympic Games are renowned for producing the world’s biggest single-city cultural event. While the Olympics and other sport mega-events have received growing levels of academic investigation from a variety of disciplinary approaches, relatively little is known about how such occasions…

    Hardback – 2016-07-04
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Ethnography

  • Comparative Elite Sport Development

    1st Edition

    Edited by Barrie Houlihan, Mick Green

    There is a paucity of academic work in the area of elite sport development despite there being ample evidence that achieving international sporting success is of increasing importance to the public (exemplified by consistent media interest in elite success or the lack of it) and to governments in…

    Hardback – 2016-02-01
    Routledge

  • Mega-Events and Globalization

    Capital and Spectacle in a Changing World Order, 1st Edition

    Edited by Richard Gruneau, John Horne

    Since the turn of the twenty first century, there has been a trend for urban "mega events" to be awarded to cities and nations in the East and Global South. Such events have been viewed as economic stimulant as well as opportunities to promote national identity, gain greater international…

    Hardback – 2015-10-15
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

  • Managing Elite Sport Systems

    Research and Practice, 1st Edition

    Edited by Svein S. Andersen, Barrie Houlihan, Lars Tore Ronglan

    Over the last twenty years or so there has been a sharp increase in interest from national sports federations and governments in the development of effective elite sport systems, particularly focused on achieving success in the summer and winter Olympic Games. Many countries now have publicly…

    Hardback – 2015-06-25
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Sport Business and Management

  • Routledge Handbook of Sports Event Management

    1st Edition

    Edited by Milena M. Parent, Jean-Loup Chappelet

    From the Olympic Games to community-level competitions, sports events can be complex and pose a particular set of managerial challenges. The Routledge Handbook of Sports Event Management surveys the management of sports events around the world of every size and scale, from small to mega-events,…

    Hardback – 2015-03-03
    Routledge
    Routledge International Handbooks

  • Routledge Handbook of Sport and Legacy

    Meeting the Challenge of Major Sports Events, 1st Edition

    Edited by Richard Holt, Dino Ruta

    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…

    Hardback – 2015-02-24
    Routledge
    Routledge International Handbooks

  • Strategic Sports Event Management

    Third edition, 3rd Edition

    By Guy Masterman

    The hosting of sports events – whether large international events, or smaller niche events – can have a significant and long-lasting impact on the local environment, economy and society. Strategic Sports Event Management provides students and event managers with an insight into the strategic…

    Paperback – 2014-05-06
    Routledge

  • Managing High Performance Sport

    1st Edition

    Edited by Popi Sotiriadou, Veerle De Bosscher

    How can managers design and implement effective high performance programmes in sport? What are the key challenges in managing elite athletes, sports people and teams? This is the first book to provide a comprehensive introduction to management practice, process and policy in elite and high…

    Paperback – 2012-12-13
    Routledge
    Foundations of Sport Management

  • Managing Major Sports Events

    Theory and Practice, 1st Edition

    By Milena M. Parent

    The hosting of major sporting events can be a key tool in the development of cities and countries around the world. If carried out effectively these events can not only bring prestige to an area but can leave the local population with a legacy of improved infrastructure and facilities. Managing…

    Paperback – 2012-11-26
    Routledge

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