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This contribution examines the comparative value of sport mega-events such as the 2010 FIFA (Fédération Internationale de Football Association) World Cup of soccer held in South Africa and recurring sporting events (SPEs) such as the Comrades Marathon held each year in KwaZulu-Natal Province in...

Author(s)
Giampiccoli, A.; Lee, S. W.; Nauright, J.
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Current Issues in Tourism, 2015, 18, 3, pp 229-248
Abstract

This paper raises questions about the discrepancies between predicted and actual outcomes of sports mega-events, and about why hosting is so often the project of political and business elites. It also raises questions about the economic impacts of tourism, in the years after the event. The paper...

Author(s)
Whitson, D.; Horne, J.
Publisher
Blackwell Publishing, Oxford, UK
Citation
Sociological Review, 2006, 54, Suppl. 2, pp 71-89
Abstract

There are several impacts of hosting events that relate to economic and social development aspects. South Africa has used sport tourism to promote the country as a major sports events destination. Research on mega-events tends to focus on economic impacts, including tourism effects. Very few,...

Author(s)
Bob, U.; Potgieter, C.
Publisher
Kamla-Raj Enterprises, New Dehli, India
Citation
Journal of Human Ecology, 2013, 43, 1, pp 71-82
Abstract

Assessing legacy impacts entails monitoring and evaluating the long-terms effects of mega events which is a neglected area of research. Most researchers on mega events focus on projections before and during the hosting of a mega event. Yet, the hosting of mega events is generally explained in...

Author(s)
Bob, U.; Kassens-Noor, E.
Publisher
AFAHPER-SD, Thohoandou, South Africa
Citation
African Journal for Physical, Health Education, Recreation and Dance, 2012, 18, Suppl. 1, pp 12-21
Abstract

The nine papers in this special issue present a definition and classification scheme for mega events, frameworks for identifying the legacies of mega sport and other events, as well as perspectives and case studies on the leveraging and legacy of mega events. Cases examined include: Qatar's...

Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Leisure Studies, 2015, 34, 6, pp 627-766
Abstract

Tourism has been identified as a key source of economic growth and diversification for countries. In fact the rapid growth of the industry has, in part been fuelled by the rapid growth in sectors such as sport tourism, and linked specifically to major and mega-event hosting. Successfully hosting ...

Author(s)
Nyikana, S.; Tichaawa, T. M.; Swart, K.
Publisher
AFAHPER-SD, Thohoandou, South Africa
Citation
African Journal for Physical, Health Education, Recreation and Dance, 2014, 20, 2 Part 1, pp 548-556
Abstract

This article explores the relationships between sport, space and state in the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics. While the extant literature has predominantly attributed the Russian government's motives behind hosting the Olympics to showcasing Putin's Russia, this article provides a more nuanced account...

Author(s)
Golubchikov, O.
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
International Journal of Sport Policy and Politics, 2017, 9, 2, pp 237-255
Abstract

South Korea rose from the ashes of a horrendous civil war by way of, among other things, the Saemaul Movement and the Five Year Economic Plan and after three decades of impressive economic growth that left North Korea trailing in its wake, the new nation was able to host etc, that the nation was...

Author(s)
Mangan, J. A.; Ok Gwang; Park KyoungHo
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
International Journal of the History of Sport, 2011, 28, 16, pp 2339-2364
Abstract

The numbers are staggering: China spent $40 billion to host the 2008 Summer Olympic Games in Beijing and Russia spent $50 billion for the 2014 Sochi Winter Games. Brazil's total expenditures are thought to have been as much as $20 billion for the World Cup this summer and Qatar, which will be the...

Author(s)
Zimbalist, A.
Publisher
Brookings Institution, Washington, USA
Citation
Circus Maximus: the economic gamble behind hosting the Olympics and the World Cup, 2015, pp 174 pp.
Abstract

This paper seeks to highlight the local community of Soshanguve's perspective and understanding of the impacts of South Africa hosting the 2010 FIFA World Cup. The study adopts the sustainable tourism imperative as the benchmark from which to assess the extent to which the organization of such mega ...

Author(s)
Nkemngu, A. A. P.
Publisher
OMICS Publishing Group, Los Angeles, USA
Citation
Journal of Tourism and Hospitality, 2012, 1, 6, pp 106

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