Hosting the Olympic Games: The Real Costs for Cities

1st Edition

John Rennie Short

Routledge
Published April 24, 2018
Reference - 114 Pages - 13 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138549463 - CAT# K375971

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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.

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