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Author Fyall, Alan.

Title International sports events : impacts, experience and identities / Alan Fyall, Richard Shipway
Published Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon ; New York : Routledge, 2012
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Description 1 online resource
Series Routledge advances in tourism ; 25
Routledge advances in tourism ; 25
Contents International sports events : moving toward a future research agenda / Ricahrd Shipway and Alan Fyall -- Part I. Impacts and legacies of international sports events. Evaluating economic impacts of international sports events / Shina Li and Leo Jago ; Exploring the political and international relations dimensions of hosting sports mega events throughthe lens of the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa / Suzanne Dowse ; Mega sports events and the potential to create a legacy of increased sport participation in the host country : a London 2012 Olympic promise or Olympic dream? / Kate Hughes ; 'No manual available' : the creation of a youth Olympic legacy -- a case study of Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games / Donna Wong ; The cultural legacy of the 2012 Games / Nancy Stevenson ; Sports events : do we need to set limits? / Debbie Sadd -- Part II. Consumer behaviour and the participant experience at sports events. Understanding the 'event experience' of active sports tourists : long distance endurance triathletes / Amanda Miller ; Sailing events and the participant experience / Holly Henderson ; Golf tourists' satisfaction : hard-core versus recreational golf tourists / Miguel Moital and Nuno Ricardo Dias ; The Olympic experience from a distance : the case of the equestrian events at the 2008 Games / Katherine Dashper ; Adventure tourism as a series of memorable events : women travellers' walking experiences in New Zealand / Linda Myers and Kevin Hannam -- Part III. Sports events and identities. Olympic tourists : seeking a sense of belonging and the construction of social identities / Naomi Kirkup ; Encouraging active identities and lifestyles : the spatialities of youth mountain biking / Katherine King ; Stadia, identity and belonging : stirring the sleeping giants of sports tourism / Richard Keith Wright ; Distance running events and the 'third place' / Richard Shipway -- Endnote / Leo Jago
Summary This book offers new insight into International Sports Events (ISEs), examining the relationship between sport, tourism and events. It assesses sports events through the lens of both sports participants and spectators, based on three primary themes: impacts, experiences and identities. The first section of the book contributes to the future development of knowledge by analyzing the impact of sport events and their legacies from economic, environmental, social, sporting, political and cultural perspectives - an understanding of the impacts and potential legacies of sports events is fundamental to their future development. In the second section of the book, the focus moves from impact and legacy issues towards exploring consumer behaviour and participant experiences at a diverse selection of International Sports Events. The emphasis within this section is grounded within the tourism dimension of sports events. Section three of the book highlights the dominant role of identity at a diverse selection of sports events, and demonstrates how that identity is displayed whilst either watching or participating in sport and leisure. The book provides an international analysis drawing on emerging empirical research conducted across a diverse range of sport and leisure activities and contrasting locations. Linked to the three underlying themes of the book, a future research agenda for International Sports Events is provided which is centred on four key pillars: impact, identity, internationalization and interdisciplinary research. This timely book will be of interest to students, researchers and academics studying Event Management, Sport Management and Sport Tourism
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Nationalism and sports -- Cross-cultural studies
Special events -- Management.
Sports and globalization -- Cross-cultural studies
Sports and tourism -- Cross-cultural studies
Sports tournaments -- Cross-cultural studies
Sports -- Sociological aspects -- Cross-cultural studies
GAMES -- Gambling -- Sports.
Nationalism and sports.
SPORTS & RECREATION -- Business Aspects.
Special events -- Management.
Sports and globalization.
Sports and tourism.
Sports tournaments.
Sports -- Sociological aspects.
TRAVEL -- Special Interest -- Sports.
Genre/Form Cross-cultural studies.
Form Electronic book
Author Shipway, Richard.
ISBN 0203131231