Leveraging Legacies from Sports Mega-Events: Concepts and Cases

  • Jonathan Grix

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Conceptual Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Laurence Chalip
      Pages 2-12
    3. Holger Preuss
      Pages 24-38
    4. Michael Silk
      Pages 50-60
  3. Previous Sports Mega-Event Strategies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 61-61
    2. Bob Stewart
      Pages 62-72
    3. John Horne, Barrie Houlihan
      Pages 107-117
  4. ‘Emerging States’ and Sports Mega-Events

  5. Conclusion: Quo Vadis SMEs?

    1. Jonathan Grix
      Pages 178-179
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 180-184

About this book


This volume offers a panoramic and interdisciplinary view of the growing field of Sports Mega-Event studies. Contributions explore leveraging strategies and the legacies from previous sports megas (London, Seoul, Sydney, Vancouver) and recent and future 'emerging' states and their hosting strategies (India, China, Qatar, Russia, Brazil).


Sports Mega-Events Soft Power Leveraging Legacies Nation Branding Public Diplomacy participation politics Sport sustainability

Editors and affiliations

  • Jonathan Grix
    • 1
  1. 1.University of BirminghamUK

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