Developing a framework for evaluating Olympic and Paralympic legacies

Dickson, T.A., Benson, A.M. and Blackman, D. (2011) Developing a framework for evaluating Olympic and Paralympic legacies Journal of Sport & Tourism, 16 (4). pp. 285-302. ISSN 1477-5085

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Abstract

This paper seeks to add to the discourse surrounding Olympic and Paralympic legacies by proposing a flexible research framework that draws from previous research on legacies. It is noted that the bulk of the research has focussed on summer Olympics with little interest in Winter Olympics and virtually none for either the Summer or Winter Paralympics. Using the legacy radar framework, ‘profiles’ may be generated to aid in the comparison between diverse legacies that may occur in different fields, such as sport, infrastructure, social capital, the environment and economic impacts, over a range of dimensions including time, place and costs. It is suggested that this framework has the potential for further development to reflect the changing agendas of host communities and interest groups. The dimensions include positive and negative legacies and metrics that may be applied across events.

Item Type:Journal article
Additional Information:Special Issue: Sport, Tourism and the Olympic Games
Uncontrolled Keywords:Olympics, Paralympics, Legacies, Impacts, Mega events
Subjects:L000 Social Sciences > L300 Sociology > L311 Sport and Leisure
DOI (a stable link to the resource):10.1080/14775085.2011.635014
Faculties:Faculty of Education and Sport > School of Service Management
Faculty of Education and Sport
ID Code:10493
Deposited By:Mrs Mercedita Hoare
Deposited On:18 May 2012 10:09
Last Modified:18 May 2012 10:09

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