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Author: Wolfram Manzenreiter,John Horne
ISBN13: 978-1405152907
Title: Sports Mega-Events: Social Scientific Analyses of a Global Phenomenon
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Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell; 1 edition (December 4, 2006)
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Sports Mega-Events: Social Scientific Analyses of a Global Phenomenon by Wolfram Manzenreiter,John Horne



The interest in hosting sports mega-events, such as the Olympic Games or the FIFA World Cup, has grown exponentially over the past twenty years. The belief that significant benefits, economic and otherwise, are essentially guaranteed has prompted advanced and emerging cities alike to place bids for major events. This volume of essays written by leading international scholars examines the distribution of opportunity costs and benefits incurred by host cities

John Horne, Wolfram Manzenreiter. A collection by leading international scholars examining sports mega-events, such as the Olympic Games and the FIFA World Cup. Analyses the sociological, economic, and political significance of bids for, and the hosting of, sports mega-events. Explores the costs and benefits incurred by host cities. Focuses on both advanced and developing cities throughout Europe, Asia, North America, Australasia, and South Africa. Currently he is working on a new book entitled Sport and Nation in Japan.

Sports Mega-Events: Social Scientific Analyses of a Global Phenomenon. An introduction to the sociology of sports mega-events John Home and Wolfram Manzenreiter. UEFA Euro 2004™ Portugal: The social construction of a sports mega-event and spectacle Salome Marivoet. Deep play: sports mega-events and urban social conditions in the USA Kimberly S. Schimmel. Olympic urbanism and Olympic Villages: planning strategies in Olympic host cities, London 1908 to London 2012 Francesc Munoz. Notes on contributors.

Part 2: The Glocal Politics of Sports Mega-events. Part 3: Sports Mega-Events, Power, Spectacle and the City

Manzenreiter, Wolfram.

John Horne, Wolfram Manzenreiter. Developments in new technologies of mass communication, especially the development of satellite television, have created unprecedented global audiences for events like the Olympics and the FIFA World Cup. The influx of corporate sponsorship money into sports lsquo;megasrsquo; has provided an important source of income for host cities and the international organisations running world sports events.

1405152907 (ISBN13: 9781405152907).

It analyses the sociological, economic, and political significance of bids for, and the hosting of, sports mega-events. It explores the costs and benefits incurred by host cities.

This volume offers a distinctive and timely comparative analysis of the sociological, economic, and political significance of bids for, and the hosting of, sports mega-events throughout the world. A collection by leading international scholars examining sports mega-events, such as the Olympic Games and the FIFA World Cup. Analyses the sociological, economic, and political significance of bids for, and the hosting of, sports mega-events. Explores the costs and benefits incurred by host cities. Focuses on both advanced and developing cities throughout Europe, Asia, North America, Australasia, and South Africa.