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Author Short, John R, author

Title Hosting the Olympic games : the real costs for cities / John Rennie Short
Published London : Routledge, 2018
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Description 1 online resource (122 pages)
Contents Setting the scene -- The Olympics: past and present -- Financing the games -- Bidding -- Rising costs -- Costs and benefits -- Urban legacies -- Alternatives to event capture -- A guide to further reading
Summary Hosting the Olympic Games reveals the true costs involved for the cities that hold these large-scale sporting events. It uncovers the financing of the Games, reviewing existing studies to evaluate the costs and benefits, and draws on case study experiences of the Summer and Winter Games from the past forty years to assess the short- and long-term urban legacies for host cities. Written in an easily accessible style and format, it provides an in-depth critical analysis into the franchise model of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and offers an alternative vision for future Games. This book is an important contribution to understanding the consequences for the host cities of Olympic Games
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on print version record
Subject Hosting of sporting events -- Economic aspects
Olympic host city selection -- Economic aspects
Olympics -- Economic aspects
Olympics -- Economic aspects.
SPORTS & RECREATION -- Business Aspects.
TRAVEL -- Special Interest -- Sports.
Form Electronic book
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