Sociology Of Sports

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By I. Lindsay

ISBN-10: 1137456728

ISBN-13: 9781137456724

ISBN-10: 1349498556

ISBN-13: 9781349498550

The quadrennial summer season Olympic video games are popular for generating the world's largest single-city cultural occasion. This mega-event draws a stay viewers of thousands, a tv viewers of billions, and generates very good scrutiny ahead of, in the course of, and after each one installment. this can be when you consider that underpinning the 17 days of superb physical games is nearly a decade worthy of making plans, getting ready, and politicking. it really is in this decade that potential host towns needs to plan and win their bids ahead of embarking upon seven years of city upheaval and social transformation with the intention to level the world's most efficient carrying occasion. This ebook attracts on seven years of ethnographic inquiry round the London 2012 Olympics and contrasts the rhetoric and fact of mega-event supply. Lindsay argues that during its present generation the dual notions of necessary Olympic legacies and Olympic supply advantages for webhosting groups are mostly incompatible.

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