Book: Mega-event Cities

A book on the past, present and future of the urban legacy sought by cities that host major sports events

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This book gathers the voices of scholars, practitioners and policy makers to discuss the legacies sought by cities that host major sports events. Public concerns about the impact and rising costs posed by mega-events in cities fueled the need to demonstrate the long term benefits that arose from hosting premier sporting events, leading host city bids to adopt ʽlegacy narratives’ aligned with major urban development schemes that have had questionable impacts. The book addresses what the global shift in geographical location of mega-events means for sports development and the business of sport, and whether there may be longer term consequences for the bidding and hosting major sporting events in the wake of widespread social unrest as seen in Brazil in 2014 and in Turkey in 2016.

Mega-event Cities: Urban Legacies of Global Sports Events

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