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Olympic Legacies

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1. Prologue: Guarantees of Global Goodwill: Post-Olympic Legacies - Too Many Limping White Elephants? J. A. Mangan 2. Olympic Environmental Concerns as a Legacy of the Winter Games Jean-Loup Chappelet 3. The Albertville Winter Olympics: Unexpected Legacies - Failed Expectations for Regional Economic Development Thierry Terret 4. Maximizing Olympic Impacts by Building Up Legacies Chris Gratton and Holger Preuss 5. The Seoul Olympics: Economic Miracle Meets the World Brian Bridges 6. The Sydney Olympics: Striving for Legacies - Overcoming Short-Term Disappointments and Long-Term Deficiencies Kristine Toohey 7. The Athens Olympics: Optimistic Legacies - Post-Olympic Assets and the Struggle for their Realization Penelope Kissoudi 8. Los Angeles is the Olympic City: Legacies of the 1932 and 1984 Olympic Games Mark Dyreson and Matthew Llewellyn 9. Beijing Olympics Legacies: Certain Intentions and Certain and Uncertain Outcomes Dong Jinxia and J. A. Mangan 10. Olympic Legacies in the IOC's `Celebrate Humanity' Campaign: Ancient or Modern? Joseph Maguire, Sarah Barnard, Katie Butler and Peter Golding 11. `Legacy' as Managerial/Magical Discourse in Contemporary Olympic Affairs John J. MacAloon 12. The Regeneration Games: Commodities, Gifts and the Economics of London 2012 Iain Macrury and Gavin Poynter 13. A Sustainable Sports Legacy: Creating a Link between the London Olympics and Sports Participation Vassil Girginov and Laura Hills 14. Epilogue: Athletic Clashes of Civilizations or Bridges Over Cultural Divisions? The Olympic Games as Legacies and the Legacies of the Olympic Games Mark Dyreson

About the Author

J.A. Mangan is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, Emeritus Professor, University of Strathclyde, Founding and Executive Academic Editor of The International Journal of the History of Sport and Founding Editor of the journals Sport in Society and Soccer and Society and the series Sport in the Global Society. His latest monograph, Soccer's Missing Men: Schoolteachers and the Spread of Association Football (with Colm Hickey) will be published by Routledge in 2009. A collection, Beijing 2008: Preparing for Glory - Chinese Challenge in the 'Chinese Century' (edited with Dong Jinxia) was published by Routledge in 2008. Mark Dyreson is an associate professor of kinesiology and an affiliate professor of history at Pennsylvania State University and a former president of the North American Society for the History of Sport. With Routledge, he has published Crafting Patriotism for Global Dominance: America at the Olympics (2008) as well as editing, with J.A. Mangan, Sport and American Society: Insularity, Exceptionalism and 'Imperialism' (2007).


"First published as a special issue of International Journal of the History of Sport, the present collection focuses on how the Olympic Games have affected cities such as Athens, Beijing, and Sydney: it considers the lasting legacies...Mangan (emer., Univ. of Strathclyde, Scotland) and Dyreson (Pennsylvania State Univ.) bring together analyses of both the positive and negative legacies, from the first games of the modern era (Athens, 1896) to the most recent summer games (Beijing, 2008). Summing Up: Highly recommended." -- Choice, July 2010

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