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The Social Dimension

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


The social legacy of the Games is an essential objective for the IOC. The terms impact and legacy are systematically used when referring to the social dimension of the Olympic Games. They refer to the important issue of the contribution of this major sporting event to society. This chapter aims to analyse the concepts of social impact and social legacy, highlighting how they relate to the notion of social value created in the short, medium and long terms. The social value of a major sporting event such as the Olympic Games is the product of social interactions and influences the behaviour, attitudes and perceptions of its stakeholders. At the managerial level, it is important to consider that social value is created by the actions of individuals and organisations. Indeed, people are the ones who decide and act.


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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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