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Managing the Paralympics

This book critically examines the planning, management, and operations of the world’s premier event for Para sport athletes.

Author : Simon Darcy

Release : 2017-02-08

Publisher : Springer

ISBN : 1137435224

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This book critically examines the planning, management, and operations of the world’s premier event for Para sport athletes. Noting a lack of research into how these games are planned and managed, the authors of this contributed volume discuss how the Paralympics are essentially different to the Olympics and what this means for their management. Managing the Paralympics explores how the organizers and connected stakeholders effectively organize and deliver the Paralympics, taking into account what has been learned from previous events. Including emergent models of best practice from event management, project management and sport management literature, the book gives an insight into the planning of one of the world’s biggest sporting events that encompasses ten impairment types and multiple sport classes within sports.

The Paralympic Games

Paralympics; Cultural Diversity; and Future Directions - this thoroughly researched volume attempts to bring this discussion out into the open and, if not provide an answer, then to pave the way for future investigation that might.

Author : Keith Gilbert

Release : 2008

Publisher : Meyer & Meyer Verlag

ISBN : 184126265X

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Offers insights into the Paralympic Movement. This book covers aspects of the organization, development and life worlds of Paralympians, team management and coaches.

Routledge Handbook of the Olympic and Paralympic Games

Multi-level analysis of institutional formation and change: The case of the
Paralympic movement. Sport ... Brand governance: The New Agenda in brand
management. ... In: S. Darcy, S. Frawley and D. Adair, eds., Managing the
Paralympics.

Author : Dikaia Chatziefstathiou

Release : 2020-07-14

Publisher : Routledge

ISBN : 0429802641

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This handbook offers an important and timely contribution to the interdisciplinary field of Olympic studies. It brings together for the first time in a single volume a complete analysis of current and future economic, commercial, socio-political, cultural and governance challenges facing both the Olympic and Paralympic Games, their athletes and institutions. The book presents new research and broad surveys exploring pressing debates, challenges and possible solutions surrounding the modern Olympic and Paralympic Games, across diverse socioeconomic and political contexts. Featuring chapters written by leading scholars, athletes and administrators from a range of disciplines and backgrounds, the handbook is divided into four main areas: athletes, business, governance and socio-cultural issues within the Olympic and Paralympic Games. Examining key themes, theories and new emerging issues within the field, the book offers expert insights into every major topic related to the Olympic and Paralympic Games, including doping, integrity, athletes’ rights, culture, nationality, sponsorship, branding, governance, sports policy and law, marketing, social media, technology, e-sports, politics, ethics, international relations, legacy and impact. The only up-to-date handbook to reflect the true breadth and depth of this international field of research, the Routledge Handbook of the Olympic and Paralympic Games is a landmark publication for all students and scholars of sport studies, as well as those working in sport business, media, event management and administration, economics, marketing, management, politics, Olympic studies and cultural studies. It is also an important resource for sport management practitioners and sports officials.

Governance and Policy in Sport Organizations

Ethical issues facing the Paralympic Movement. Paper presented ... In I. Brittain &
I. Beacom (Eds.), The Palgrave handbook of Paralympic studies. London: ... In S.
Darcy, S. Frawley, & D. Adair (Eds.), Managing the Paralympics (pp. 155–174).

Author : Mary A. Hums

Release : 2018-04-17

Publisher : Routledge

ISBN : 1351617893

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Now in a fully updated new edition, this textbook introduces readers to the power and politics of sport organizations. It explores the managerial activities essential to good governance and policy development, and looks at the structure and functions of individual organizations within the larger context of the global sport industry. Reflecting the latest industry changes, it draws on a fresh selection of real-world examples to demonstrate the types of dilemmas that sport managers face every day. Professional administrators from a wide variety of sport organizations also offer their insights, giving readers a glimpse into the real concerns of sport professionals and the impact of governance and policy on their jobs. Exploring current topics, such as sport and human rights, refugees, social media, and the evolution of eSports, this practical and accessible textbook helps readers to see the big picture of the contemporary sport industry and find their place in it as future sport managers. Complemented by a new companion website full of useful ancillary materials, this is an essential resource for all sport management students and instructors.

Sports Nutrition for Paralympic Athletes

This book will challenge and stimulate current and future research in this area to improve the delivery of this intrinsic component of athlete preparation.

Author : Elizabeth Broad

Release : 2014-02-06

Publisher : CRC Press

ISBN : 146650756X

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Many sports nutrition professionals are challenged by their lack of knowledge of both the functional limitations and the required alterations to training of the athlete with an impairment. In cases where the impairment results in minimal differences in the physiological basis of exercise, sports nutrition principles are easily transferable. However, other impairments such as spinal cord injuries, spina bifida, and cerebral palsy require a very individualized approach to estimations of energy expenditure and carbohydrate and fluid requirements. Sports Nutrition for Paralympic Athletes provides information on the broad subcategories of all physical impairments, along with visual, hearing, and intellectual impairments. Specific areas such as body composition, supplements, and practical issues are discussed comprehensively. Case studies enhance and illustrate a direct and first-hand application to managing Paralympic athletes. Sports nutrition can be the difference in being competitive and making the podium. With the rapidly increasing Paralympic profile, this book will be required reading for professionals endeavoring to give their athletes the competitive edge. This book will challenge and stimulate current and future research in this area to improve the delivery of this intrinsic component of athlete preparation.

Sports Nutrition for Paralympic Athletes, Second Edition

The Paralympic Movement can no longer be ignored as a legitimate competitive
sporting event. Sports science and performance management supporting these
athletes is a rapidly growing body of knowledge. Only in recent years has a ...

Author : Elizabeth Broad

Release : 2019-04-15

Publisher : CRC Press

ISBN : 0429959443

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Sports participation opportunities for individuals with impairments are increasing. Whether an athlete is beginning a sport or competing on the world stage for a podium finish, nutrition is recognized as being integral to optimizing their health, training capacity, and performance. Some athletes with impairments are physiologically similar to their able-bodied counterparts, whereby the application of sports nutrition principles is straightforward. However, athletes with certain impairments require a very individualized approach when applying these principles in a practical way. Fully updated and expanded, this second edition of Sports Nutrition for Paralympic Athletes is an essential resource for sports nutrition practitioners who work alongside athletes with an impairment, whether that be physical, visual, hearing, or intellectual. In addition to chapters devoted to each impairment type, this book covers specific areas including medical considerations, body composition, supplements, and practical aspects that can be applied across all athletes and sports. Case studies and messages from athletes and world-class coaches enhance the application of theoretical research into practice providing the most relevant sports nutrition advice to Para athletes. Features New chapters on energy availability in Para athletes and cooling and hydration for the Para athlete Concise review of current sports nutrition recommendations for athletes, both during training and in competition Provides practical guidance and examples on how to apply sports nutrition principles to each impairment type Includes real life experiences of Para athletes, elite coaches, and practitioners Encompasses wider topics of assessing body composition, medical considerations, and supplement use specific to Para athletes Features insight and experiences gained by practitioners over the three major Paralympic Games since the first edition Sports nutrition can be the difference between being competitive and making the podium. With the rapidly increasing Paralympic profile, this book is valuable for professionals endeavoring to give their athletes the competitive edge - it challenges, stimulates, and drives future research in this area to continue to improve the delivery of this intrinsic component of athlete preparation.

Managing the Olympics

Since the Barcelona Games, boththeOlympics and the Paralympics have become
synonymous with bidding cities, and so the role of accessibility within venuesis
necessarilydiscussed. Ashost citieshavecome toexamine waysto reduce costs to
 ...

Author : S. Frawley

Release : 2013-07-23

Publisher : Springer

ISBN : 0230389589

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The Olympic Games are the world's most complex and challenging sport mega-event to organize. Managing the Olympics is the first ever attempt to bring together the world's leading Olympic management researchers in one book and draws on the latest research into the management challenges faced by the organizers and key stakeholders of the Games.

Preparations for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games

risk assessment and management, thirty-ninth report of session 2006-07, report,
together with formal minutes, oral and written evidence Great Britain: Parliament:
House of Commons: Committee of Public Accounts ...

Author : Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: Committee of Public Accounts

Release : 2007-07-10

Publisher : The Stationery Office

ISBN : 0215034929

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Following on from the NAO report (HCP 252, session 2006-07; ISBN 9780102944273) published in February 2007, the Committee has examined the progress that has been made in preparing for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games and the areas of risk that will need to be managed. The report highlights seven main areas of risk including: i) the governance and delivery structures needed to co-ordinate the multiplicity of organisations and groups involved in the Games; ii) given the immovable deadline of the Games, any slippage in the delivery programme risks rising costs or a reduction in quality; iii) as the ultimate guarantor of funding for the Games, the Government needs to ensure the budget for the Games is clearly determined and effectively managed, given that the costs of the Games were seriously underestimated at the time of the bid; iv) the need for clarity in planning to ensure a lasting legacy for venues after the Games are over; and v) planning to minimise the impact of funding the Games on other National Lottery good causes.

Disability Sport

good sport management deal with the need for fielding a management team and
strategic planning for national and ... a cadre of well-prepared professionals to
organize and manage sporting events including the Paralympics, Deaflympics, ...

Author : Karen P. DePauw

Release : 2005

Publisher : Human Kinetics

ISBN : 9780736046381

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Disability Sport, Second Edition, provides a comprehensive and practical look at the past, present, and future of disability sport. Topics covered are inclusive of youth through adult participation with in-depth coverage of the essential issues involving athletes with disabilities. This new edition has updated references and new chapter-opening outlines that assist with individual study and class discussions. The book contains an up-to-date and comprehensive synthesis of information on -disability sport in its historical context; -organizations, competitions, and sport opportunities for athletes with disabilities; -international perspectives; and -coaching and training of athletes with disabilities, including sports medicine issues, activity modifications, equipment uses, and event management for both adults and children. In addition, the book addresses current challenges and controversies in disability sport (e.g., inclusion and integration, classification, ethics issues, doping, and equity issues) and looks into the future of disability sport. It includes minibiographies of standouts in disability sport from around the world. Students and professionals can use Disability Sport, Second Edition, as a springboard to further research; as an up-to-date reference; and as a tool in working with, or preparing to work with, athletes with disabilities.

Preparations for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games

14 The Delivery Authority has retained Lend Lease on the Village in a project
management capacity for the development as a whole . Lend Lease has
appointed its subsidiary , Bovis Lend Lease , as the managing contractor on five
of the ...

Author : Great Britain: National Audit Office

Release : 2010-02-26

Publisher : The Stationery Office

ISBN : 9780102963540

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Venues and infrastructure for the 2012 London Olympic and Paralympic Games are on track to be delivered on time for the Games and the cost is currently forecast to be within the £9,325 million budget for the Games announced in March 2007. In 2009, it was decided that the Olympic Village and the Media Centre would be publicly funded after the economic downturn left the private finance plans untenable. These decisions were made on clear value for money grounds, but required some £621 million of contingency funding from within the budget, with the requirement reduced by savings elsewhere on the Olympic Delivery Authority's programme. During 2009, the Government Olympic Executive made progress in bringing together the delivery plans of the various organisations involved and developing an integrated programme. These plans need to be finalised so that testing can start in early 2011. The Home Office has prepared costed plans for its Olympic safety and security programme. However, the Home Office and the London Organising Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) have not yet agreed the precise responsibilities, scope and costs for venues security operations. Concerns remain over: the location of the Media Centre away from the Stratford transport hub and the securing of intended legacy benefits from the Olympic Park and associated venues, including the Media Centre; and the risk of LOCOG being in deficit after the Games.

Olympic Games and Paralympic Games 2012

As an East End of Managing Director of Taking Part , and Tessa London resident
who passionately feels a lot about Sanderson , board member of the Olympic
Park sport and the community and has involvement in Legacy Company , founder
 ...

Author : Great Britain Parliament House of Commons Culture, Media and Sport Committee

Release : 2010-04-12

Publisher : The Stationery Office

ISBN : 9780215554062

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Olympic Games and Paralympic Games 2012 : Legacy, oral and written Evidence

London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games

To manage and forecast costs , assessed risks to the programme were turned
into quantified assessments with financial values attributed to them 4.16 The
2007 Public Sector Funding Package included £ 2.7 billion of contingency for the
 ...

Author : Great Britain: National Audit Office

Release : 2012-12-05

Publisher : The Stationery Office

ISBN : 9780102980516

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In this review, the success of the Games is underlined - the opening and closing ceremonies and 11 million tickets sold, LOCCOG met the challenge of recruiting and deploying 70,000 volunteers and medal targets were exceeded. The review also stresses the importance of building on that success to deliver the promised legacy benefits. The Department for Culture, Media and Sport has managed the £9.3 billion Public Sector Funding Package since 2005. There is likely to be a £377 million underspend, though the final position depends on the accuracy of assumptions about remaining expenditure and will not be known precisely until 2014. The final cost of converting the Athletes' Village, and of settling outstanding contracts with suppliers remains uncertain. Operational costs within the package increased, with £500 million additional costs for venue security. The final cost of the Olympic Delivery Authority's programme to build the venues and associated infrastructure is expected to be around £6.7 billion, compared to the £8.1 billion that was originally available to it. The Cabinet Office now has central responsibility, with numerous organisations responsible for particular aspects of the legacy, for coordinating and assuring delivery of the legacy. Whilst future use of the Olympic Stadium is still uncertain, most venues and facilities on the Olympic Park now have an agreed long-term use and legacy tenant. The NAO also recommends that the valuable skills in project management, contracting and risk management gained by officials who have worked on the Games be deployed on other public sector projects.

Managing Sport Business

... British Cycling's work is substantially supportedby UKSport, withclear targetsfor
Olympicand Paralympic performances, inline withUK Sport'sown objectivesof
securing fourth placeatthe2012 Olympics and second place at the Paralympics.

Author : David Hassan

Release : 2013-03-01

Publisher : Routledge

ISBN : 1135167389

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Contemporary sport is both a sophisticated and complex international business and a mass participatory practice run largely by volunteers and community organizations. This authoritative and comprehensive introduction to the theory and practice of sports management helps to explain the modern commercial environment that shapes sport at all levels and gives clear and sensible guidance on best practice in sports management, from elite sport to the local level. The book is divided into three sections. The first examines the global context for contemporary sports management. The second explores the key functional areas of management, from organization and strategy to finance and marketing, and explains how successful managerial techniques can be applied in a sporting context. The final section surveys a wide range of important issues in contemporary sports management, from corporate social responsibility to the use of information and communication technologies. Together, these sections provide a complete package of theory, applied practical skills and a state-of-the-art review of modern sport business. With useful features included throughout, such as chapter summaries and definitions of key terms, and with each chapter supported with real-world data and examples, this book is essential reading for all students of sport management and sport business.

Managing Sport Facilities and Major Events

Now supported by a companion website containing slides, test banks, a glossary, and sample syllabus, this is an invaluable resource for students and practitioners alike and is essential to any course on sport facilities, event management or ...

Author : Eric C. Schwarz

Release : 2016-10-14

Publisher : Taylor & Francis

ISBN : 1317217721

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Sport events are inextricably linked to the places in which they are hosted. High-profile events require high-quality venues, and the proper management of facilities is crucial to their success. Now in a fully revised and updated new edition, Managing Sport Facilities and Major Events is still the only textbook to introduce the fundamentals of sport facility and event management in an international context. With detailed real-world case studies and insights from professional practice, this book offers a systematic guide to the management issues and practical problems that sports managers must address to ensure financial, sporting, and ethical success. It covers all the key aspects of sport facility and major event management including the bidding process, facility development, risk analysis, budgeting, marketing, branding, and quality assurance, as well as completely new chapters on analytics, impact, and legacy. Now supported by a companion website containing slides, test banks, a glossary, and sample syllabus, this is an invaluable resource for students and practitioners alike and is essential to any course on sport facilities, event management or sport administration.

Operational Risk Management

... seven categories have proven remarkably resilient and comprehensive. test
two: the risk management tools Managing the Olympic Games and Paralympic
Games was without doubt an enormous challenge in operational risk
management.

Author : Philippa X. Girling

Release : 2013-09-17

Publisher : John Wiley & Sons

ISBN : 1118744780

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A best practices guide to all of the elements of an effective operational risk framework While many organizations know how important operational risks are, they still continue to struggle with the best ways to identify and manage them. Organizations of all sizes and in all industries need best practices for identifying and managing key operational risks, if they intend on exceling in today's dynamic environment. Operational Risk Management fills this need by providing both the new and experienced operational risk professional with all of the tools and best practices needed to implement a successful operational risk framework. It also provides real-life examples of successful methods and tools you can use while facing the cultural challenges that are prevalent in this field. Contains informative post-mortems on some of the most notorious operational risk events of our time Explores the future of operational risk in the current regulatory environment Written by a recognized global expert on operational risk An effective operational risk framework is essential for today's organizations. This book will put you in a better position to develop one and use it to identify, assess, control, and mitigate any potential risks of this nature.

Creating and Managing a Sustainable Sporting Future

This book was originally published as a special issue of Managing Sport and Leisure.

Author : Vassilios Ziakas

Release : 2020-06-30

Publisher : Routledge

ISBN : 1000708527

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Creating and Managing a Sustainable Sporting Future contributes to a critical understanding of the challenges key stakeholders across the globe encounter as they seek to manage periods of transition brought about by policy change relating to the provision of sport and physical activity. The book uncovers the global challenges in terms of managing the re-orientation of stakeholder activities and organisational strategies, in response to the aspirations for a wider range of outcomes through sport-based interventions and establishment of partnerships with non-sport sectors. It illuminates the increasingly erratic trajectory of sport development service providers, as the environment within which sport organisations operate changes – through for example, climate change, demographic shifts, changing features of local economies and alterations to the structures of local government and governance – and the responses of sport organisations to these new realities differ greatly depending on location, institutional structures and leadership. The chapters highlight the changing social, economic, environmental and policy contexts within which sports organisations operate, and explain the subsequent need for new approaches to partnership working, physical activity re-scoping and integrated education programming. Showing that the international mandate of creating active lifestyles and subsequent re-orientation of stakeholders towards physical activity cannot only contribute to re-defining sport but also in identifying novel ways for building and managing a sustainable sporting future, Creating and Managing a Sustainable Sporting Future is ideal for Sports scholars, and particularly those working on Sport Policy and Sustainable sport development. This book was originally published as a special issue of Managing Sport and Leisure.

Sport Governance and Policy Development

An Ethical Approach to Managing Sport in the 21st Century Thomas H. Sawyer ...
Athletes for Severe Disability , Development , Education , Ethics , Finance , Legal
, Paralympic Games , Sports Science , Therapeutic Use Exemption , and ...

Author : Thomas H. Sawyer

Release : 2008

Publisher :

ISBN :

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Understanding Sport Organizations

In this third edition, new chapters incorporate critical concepts that sport managers in the current era must be familiar with: Different policy types and the responses of sport organizations to policy Perspectives of marketing of sport and ...

Author : Trevor Slack

Release : 2020-03-09

Publisher : Human Kinetics

ISBN : 1492594091

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The classic groundbreaking text for understanding organizational theory in the sport industry is back in an extensively revised new edition. With an added emphasis on organizational behavior and practical applications of the theory, Understanding Sport Organizations: Applications for Sport Managers, Third Edition, provides a logical progression to understanding the many components of and processes in sport organizations. Readers will gain a strong theoretical foundation while learning how it applies within the context of the ever-changing field of sport management. In this third edition, new chapters incorporate critical concepts that sport managers in the current era must be familiar with: Different policy types and the responses of sport organizations to policy Perspectives of marketing of sport and marketing through sport Control in sport organizations Sex and gender in sport organizations Volunteer management in sport Dimensions and assessment of governance in sport organizations Mental health difficulties and management strategies within sport environments Applying statistical analysis to support analytic decision making in sport Corporate social responsibility Procurement and sport organizations To facilitate comprehension and application, each chapter opens with a list of key concepts and a real-world, contemporary scenario to demonstrate the relevance of theory and behavior in the sport industry. Time Out sidebars offer accounts from actual sport organization situations or from research findings to further illustrate issues being discussed. Chapter summaries and review questions are provided to stimulate discussion about the central issues from each chapter. Key Issues for Sport Managers boxes highlight how chapter content is applied at the level of sport manager, and closing Case for Analysis examples allow readers to directly apply information from each chapter. Real-world examples throughout the text provide opportunities for additional exploration and application of relevant concepts. Every chapter references key articles that build on the foundational framework presented and includes suggestions for further reading within general management and sport management literature. This thorough presentation of subject matter will guide readers to a greater and more practical understanding of core issues. Synthesizing modern conceptual and empirical research from many fields of management into a practical, engaging look at the sport management field, Understanding Sport Organizations: Applications for Sport Managers, Third Edition, is an invaluable resource for students and current practitioners alike.

House of Lords - Select Committee on the Olympic and Paralympic Legacy: Keeping the Flame Alive: the Olympic and Paralympic Legacy - HL 78

The Olympic and Paralympic Legacy, Report of Session 2013-14 Great Britain:
Parliament: House of Lords: Select ... As noted above , in paragraph 192 , this
picture is changing , and it may be that more similar approaches to managing
and ...

Author : Great Britain: Parliament: House of Lords: Select Committee on Olympic and Paralympic Legacy

Release : 2013-11-18

Publisher : The Stationery Office

ISBN : 9780108551499

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Since the Games, the same political impetus and agreed deadlines no longer exist and many aspects of legacy are in danger of faltering, whilst some have fallen by the wayside. There is confusion on the timeframes and targets involved in delivery and a lack of clear ownership of legacy as a whole. The committee recommends that a minister be given overall responsibility for the Olympic legacy, enabling greater co-ordination across Whitehall departments. It also believes the Mayor of London should be given control over further development of east London and the Olympic Park in Stratford. There is also a warning over the geographic disparity in the economic benefits stemming from the Games. While London and the south-east of England benefited with nearly 15,000 additional jobs, just seven were created in the North East. London 2012 may have promised to "inspire a generation" but the committee says it found "little evidence [of a] step change" in sports participation levels across the UK. UK Sport, the body that invests approximately £100m in high-performance athletes and teams each year and decides funding levels for Olympic and Paralympic sports, is also criticised. The committee believes not enough is being done by UK Sport to help both team and emerging sports. The 'no compromise' approach of UK Sport has delivered medals for Team GB and has clearly improved top-end importance. This approach, however, has an inherent bias against team sports, and fails to help emerging sports, some of which, such as handball and volleyball, generated real enthusiasm at London 2012.

Managing Major Sports Events

... by organizing committees I To understand the basic tenets of project
management I To understand how a major sports ... in November 2006 (
Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter
Games, 2007).

Author : Milena M. Parent

Release : 2013

Publisher : Routledge

ISBN : 0415672287

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The hosting of major sporting events can be a key tool in the development of cities and countries around the world. If carried out effectively these events can not only bring prestige to an area but can leave the local population with a legacy of improved infrastructure and facilities. Managing Major Sports Events: Theory and Practice is a complete introduction to the principles and practical skills that underpin the running and hosting of major sports events, from initial bid to post-event legacy. The book draws closely on the authors' personal practical experiences of day-to-day management during the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, now widely regarded as the gold standard of Olympic organisation. Drawing on the latest research from across multiple disciplines, it covers every key area in the event management process, including: Bidding, leadership and planning Venue implementation Communications (e.g., media, marketing and sponsorship, technology) Functional area considerations (e.g., sport, protocol, security and risk management) Games-time considerations Ceremonies Legacy and sustainability. Each chapter contains a unique combination of theory, practical decision-making exercises and case studies of major sports events from around the world, helping students and practitioners alike to understand and prepare for the reality of executing major events on an international scale. A companion website includes self-test quizzes and flashcards for students, links to 110 useful websites, 173 summary slides, plus 45 essay questions and extended decision-making exercises for lecturers. Managing Major Sports Events: Theory and Practice is an essential textbook for any course on sports event management or international sports management and an invaluable resource for all sport management researchers and professionals.