Recommended Publications

On this page you will find references to key works in the area of the social legacy of megaeveents which have been recommended by our contributors.

Recommended by Professor Gavin Poynter, author of From Beijing to Bow Bells” and co-editor of Olympic Cities: 2012 and the Remaking of London

This recommended reading list is designed for researchers commencing their studies on the social legacy of mega-events. The references provide a starting point for research that often crosses academic disciplines, especially the humanities, social sciences, business and sports studies. Legacy here refers broadly to the study of mega-events and their impacts upon cities and society. Further bibliographies and research resources are available from the research centres listed below and, for social science research, see the British Library website.

Andranovich  G, Burbank M,  Heying  C (2001) ‘Olympic Cities: Lessons Learned from Mega-event Politics‘, Journal of Urban Affairs, 23, 2, pp 113-131

Andranovich  G, Burbank M,  Heying  C (2001) Olympic Dreams: The Impact of Mega-Events on Local Politics. Lynne Rienner Publishers.

Andreff  W and  Szymanski  S (Eds) (2006) ‘Handbook on the Economics of Sport. (Eds.) UK: Edward Elgar Publishing. Pp: 1-10.

Close P, Askew D and Xu Xin (2007)The Beijing Olympiad: The Political Economy of a Sporting Mega-Event, London: Routledge

Bale J,  M. Krogh, I. Christensen (Eds.) Questioning Sport in the 21st Century.. Oxford: Berg Press

Botella, Miquel (1995) The Keys to Success   Barcelona: Centre d’Estudis Olímpics UAB.

Brittain I  (2009) The Paralympic Games Explained, London: Routledge

Cashman R (2002) ‘The Impact of the Games on Olympic Host Cities‘,
University lectures on the Olympics, Centre d’Estudis Olímpics, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona

Cashman R. (2006), The Bitter-Sweet Awakening: The Legacy of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games Sydney: Walla Walla Press.

Centre on Housing Rights and Evictions (COHRE) (2007) Fair Play for Mega Events, Olympic Games and Housing Rights, Geneva: COHRE

Chappelet J and B. Kubler-Mabbott, (2008) The International Olympic Committee and the Olympic System,  Routledge: London

DaCosta, L (2002) Olympic Studies, Rio de Janeiro: Gamma Filho Press

De Coubertin, P.  (2000)  Olympism: Selected Writings. Lausanne: International Olympic Committee.

Gilbert K and O J. Schantz (2009)  The Paralympic Games: Empowerment or Side Show? (Disability & Sport) New York: Meyer

Girginov, V. and Parry, J. (2005) The Olympic Games Explained, London: Routledge.

Gold J R and M M Gold (2008) ‘Olympic Cities: Regeneration, City Rebranding and Changing Urban Agendas‘, Geography Compass 2,1, pp 300-318

Gold  J and M. Gold,  (2008) Olympic Cities: City Agendas, Planning and the World’s Games, 1896-2002 London & New York: Routledge.

Gratton  C and P . Henry, (2010) Sport in the City: The Role of Sport in Economic and Social Regeneration. Routledge: London & New York

Hoolihan B (2003) Sport and Society: A Student Introduction London: Sage

Horne J, A Tomlinson and G Whannel  (1999) Understanding Sport: An Introduction to the Sociological and Cultural Analysis of Sport. London: Routledge.

Jarvie G, D Hwang and M Brennan (2007) Sport, Revolution and the Beijing Olympics, Oxford: Berg

Lenskyj, H  (2000) Inside the Olympic Industry: Power, Politics and Activism. SUNY Press. New York.

Lenskyj  H (2002) The Best Olympics Ever? Social Impacts of Sydney 2000. New York: State University of New York Press.

Marshall T (2004) Transforming Barcelona: The Renewal of a European Metropolis. London: Routledge.

Moragas D, M. Llines, and B. Kidd (Eds) (1997) Olympic Villages: Hundred Years of Urban Planning and Shared Experiences, Lausanne: Olympic Museum, International Olympic Committee,

Moragas D  The Keys to Success: The Social, Sporting, Economic and Communications Impact of Barcelona ’92,  Barcelona: Centre d’Estudis Olimpics i de l’Esport.

Moragas D.,  Spa, M., Rivenburgh  N., Larson  J. (1995) Television in the Olympics London: John Libbey/ Musee Olympique

Pound  D (2004) Inside the Olympics, London: Wiley

Poynter G and I. MacRury (Eds) 2009) Olympic Cities: 2012 and the remaking of London, London: Ashgate

Preuss H. (2004) The Economics of Staging the Olympics: A Comparison of the Games 1972-2008. UK & US: Edward Elgar.

Richards A P. Fussey and A. Silke (2010) Terrorism and the Olympics: Major Event Security and Lessons for the Future (Political Violence) London: Routledge

Roche. M  (2000) Mega-Events and Modernity, London: Routledge.

Rutheiser  C. (1996) Imagineering Atlanta, New York: Verso.

Senn  A (1999) Power, Politics, and the Olympic Games: A History of the Power Brokers, Events, and Controversies that Shaped the Games. Illinois: Human Kinetics.

Shaw C (2008) Five Ring Circus: Myths and Realities of the Olympic Games British columbia: New Society Publishers

Theodoraki E. (2007) Olympic Event Organization London: Elselvier

Veal  A and K Toohey   (2007) The Olympic Games: 2nd Edition: A Social Science Perspective. UK CABI Publishing Ltd.

Weed M Olympic Tourism (2008) Oxford: Butterworth/Heinneman

Young  K. (Series Editor) 2002, 2003, 2005 Global Olympics (Volumes 1, 2, 3) London: Elselvier

See also:

 International Olympic Committee:

 Olympic Research Centres

 Source (extract from) :[1].pdf

 Centre of Olympic Studies in Barcelona (CEO)

The CEO is one of several centres for Olympic Studies around the world aimed
at the academic community. The site contains the full-text of lectures, different
aspects of the games and their administration, as well as on key issues associated with the games. Links to resources from external sites are provided, including full-text articles. It also has access to the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona online catalogue where Olympic publications are listed. Of especial interest is their international directory reference tool on worldwide documentation and research on the Olympics. The site is available in English, Spanish and Catalonian language versions.

LA84 Foundation: Digital Archive

The LA84 Foundation is engaged in an ambitious project to convert selected scholarly journals and historically significant Olympic publications from paper to digital format. Journal titles include the Journal of Sport History; NASSH (North American Society for Sport History) Proceedings; Sporting Traditions; ASSH Bulletin and ASSH Studies in Sports History (Australian Society for Sports History); The Sports Historian (British Society of Sports History), Sport Management Review; Olympika; Olympic Research Symposium Proceedings; Journal of Olympic History; Iron Game History; Outing (one of the earliest American sports and outdoor publications); Baseball Magazine (1909 to 1916 and growing); and Golf Illustrated and Outdoor America. Olympic documents include Olympic Games official reports from 1896 to 1984 and Olympic Oral Histories of Southern California Olympians. In addition, there are back issues of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) publications, Olympic Review and Revue Olympique.

 Olympic Museum, Lausanne

This site provides information on the museum’s temporary exhibitions and permanent displays and includes 360-degree camera tours. There are profiles of more than 250 Olympic heroes, with links to pages that describe the museum’s archives (oral, pictorial, etc.) and library facilities for researchers.

World Directory of Sports Information Centres and Experts

This is a directory of sport libraries, documentation centres and sports collections providing details of the subject strengths of each institution and areas of sport information expertise. The International Association of Sports Information (IASI) and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) through its National Olympic Committee (NOC) Relations Department set up the project in 2001. The database is searchable and it is possible to suggest data for inclusion.

British Library

Sport & Society: The Summer Olympics and Paralympics through the lens of social science

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s