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Olympics and Mass Participation in Sport


This resource guide examines the evidence for a causal relationship between sport mega-events and increased mass participation in sport. The London 2012 Games, as the first to explicitly write this intention into their objectives for the Games, provide a case study for particular analysis. The guide reviews previous literature and asks ‘where next?’ in the continuing debate of the efficacy of legacy goals for the Games. The conclusions of the resource guide are supported by a comprehensive and current bibliography.


AuthorsKate Hughes
Danya Hodgetts
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