Marie Delaplace, Pierre-Olaf Schut
September 2, 2019 Forthcoming
Reference - 248 Pages - 32 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780367223960 - CAT# K421564
Series: Advances in Tourism
Hosting the Olympic Games: Uncertainty, Debates, and Controversy provides a broad and comprehensive analysis of past Olympic and Paralympic events shedding critical light on the future of the Games with a specific look at the upcoming Paris 2024 Olympics. It draws attention to the debates and paradox that hosting the Games presents for the contemporary city.
Employing a range of interdisciplinary theoretical and methodological approaches, individual chapters highlight the various controversies of the Games throughout the bidding process, the event itself and its aftermath. Social Science-based chapters place strong emphasis on the vital importance of sustainable strategy for contemporary host cities. Along with environmental concerns whether atmospheric, microbiological or otherwise, many other requirements, costs and risks involving security and public expenditure among others are explored throughout the book.
Including a variety of international and comparative case studies from a range of contributing academics this will be essential reading for students and researchers in the field of Event studies as well as various disciplines including Tourism, Heritage studies and Urban and Environmental studies.
Introduction: Learnings from The Past to Understand The Future Of The Games
Part I Some Debates Concerning Hosting Olympic Games
Chapter 1.1 Why Do Cities Withdraw from Hosting the Olympic Games?
Fabry Nathalie and Zeghni Sylvain
Chapter 1.2 The Battle for Public Opinion in Host Cities: The Paradox Of The Olympics As A Troubled Brand
Harry H. Hiller
Chapter 1.3 The International Olympic Committee’s Struggle Against Growing Gigantism of The Olympic Games
Anna Kobierecka and Michał Marcin Kobierecki
Part II Olympic Games as A Tool for Urban and Territorial Development?
Chapter 2.1 The Territorial and Urban Dimensions of The Summer Olympics: A Review of Publications (1984-2018)
José Chaboche and Alain Schoeny
Chapter 2.2 Bidding for The Olympic Games. A Gearing Effect?
Chapter 2.3 The Role of Heritagisation In Managing Uncertainties Linked to Major Events and Mega Urban Projects: Comparing the Olympic Games in London (2012) And Athens (2004)
Cécile Doustaly and Genevieve Zembri
Chapter 2.4 The Relationship Between Olympic Games and Tourism: Why Such Heterogeneity? Towards a Place-Based Approach
Part III Risk, Uncertainty and Environmental Issues
Chapter 3.1 Integrating Public Behaviors into Operational Responses to Crisis Situations: A Trail to Improve Security of Major Events?
Paul-Henri Richard, Patrick Laclemence and Guillaume Delatour
Chapter 3.2 The Microbiological Quality of The Seine River: Is it Compatible with Open Water Olympic Competitions?
Françoise Lucas, Bernard De Gouvello, Jean-Marie Mouchel, Laurent Moulin, Pierre Servais, and Sébastien Wurtzer
Chapter 3.3 Paris 2024 Olympic/Para-Olympic Games and Air Quality
Gilles Foret, Matthias Beekmann Olivier Ramalho, Martin Koning, Martial Haeffelin, Etienne De Vanssay, Rachel Nadif, Isabella Annesi-Maesano, Pietro Bernardara and Jean-David Bernard
Conclusion: Towards Olympic Public-Private Partnerships