The Impact of the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games: Diminishing Contrasts, Increasing Varieties

  • Kevin Dixon
  • Tom Gibbons

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Kevin Dixon, Tom Gibbons
    Pages 1-14
  3. Stuart Braye, Kevin Dixon, Tom Gibbons
    Pages 15-34
  4. Tom Gibbons, Kevin Dixon, Stuart Braye
    Pages 35-55
  5. Amy Godoy-Pressland, Gerald Griggs
    Pages 56-71
  6. Tom Gibbons, Kevin Dixon
    Pages 94-107
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 108-112

About this book


The London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics were seen as a success and the hosts were praised for the promotion of equality, tolerance and unity as well as inspiring a legacy to continue these values. This volume contains a collection of sociological case studies which critically assess the diverse impacts of London 2012 and its key controversies.


childhood and youth disability gender equality legacy media national identity Olympics Paralympics sociology Nation women

Editors and affiliations

  • Kevin Dixon
    • 1
  • Tom Gibbons
    • 1
  1. 1.Teesside UniversityUK

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