Olympic gold or will we 'drop the baton'? The London 2012 Olympics and its economic legacy

Payne, Jonathan (2007) Olympic gold or will we 'drop the baton'? The London 2012 Olympics and its economic legacy. BA dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    The Olympics are increasingly being seen as a must-have accessory for cities wishing to strengthen their position on the world stage. The Games are now far much more than a sporting event, and the colossal amounts of money poured into them are evidence of this. The enormous financing of the event has, in recent years, drawn many people's attention, including the IOC, to the need for the planning of a healthy legacy of the Games. This paper aims to examine London's preparations for the 2012 Games by focussing in particular on the plans for a positive economic legacy, to see what is being done and to find out what more could be done; to make sure that London's Olympics comes out with a gold medal, and that we don't 'drop the baton'.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Science > Department of Geography
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2011 12:48
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 11:14
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/397

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