The Olympic Games and Cultural Policy

1st Edition

Beatriz Garcia

Routledge
Published June 19, 2014
Reference - 286 Pages - 32 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138807440 - CAT# Y170672
Series: Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

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Summary

This book explores how cultural policies are reflected in the design, management and promotion of the Olympic Games. Garcia examines the concept and evolution of cultural policies throughout the recent history of the Olympic Games and then specifically evaluates the cultural program of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games. She argues that the cultural relevance of a major event is highly dependent on the consistency of the policy choices informing its cultural dimensions, and demonstrates how such events frequently fail to leave long-term cultural legacies, and are often unable to provide an experience that fully engages and represents the host community, due to their over-emphasis on an economic rather than a social and cultural agenda.

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