The Olympic Games Influence

  • Francesc SolanellasEmail author
  • Alain Ferrand
  • Andreu Camps
Part of the Mega Event Planning book series (MEGAEP)


This chapter echoes the introduction and highlights the fact that the term legacy is now well established in the field of major sporting events. However, there is still no consensus on its meaning. In addition, it is often associated with or substituted by other terms, such as impact, leverage and sustainability. According to the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the first step is to combine the vision of the host city and territory with that of the Olympic Movement. It is then necessary to implement the appropriate actions to create the intended legacy and achieve complementary objectives. The Guide on Olympic Games Heritage (IOC 2015) distinguishes between impact, which refers to immediate and short-term changes, and legacy, which has a long-term effect.


Legacy Olympic Games Impact Leveraging Value Stakeholders 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Francesc Solanellas
    • 1
    Email author
  • Alain Ferrand
    • 2
  • Andreu Camps
    • 3
  1. 1.GISEAFE-Research Group on Social and Educational Research on Physical Education and SportINEFC-Institute of Physical Education of CataloniaBarcelonaSpain
  2. 2.Faculty of Sport Sciences-CEREGE (EA 1722)University of PoitiersPoitiersFrance
  3. 3.GISEAFE-Research Group on Social and Educational Research on Physical Education and SportINEFC-Institute of Physical Education of CataloniaLleidaSpain

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