By John R. Gold,Margaret M. Gold
The first variation of Olympic towns, released in 2007, supplied a pioneering evaluate of the altering courting among towns and the fashionable Olympic video games. This considerably revised and enlarged 3rd version builds at the luck of its predecessors. the 1st of its 3 elements offers overviews of the city legacy of the 4 part Olympic fairs: the summer time video games; wintry weather video games; Cultural Olympiads; and the Paralympics. the second one half comprisessystematic surveys of 7 key features of task taken with staging the Olympics: finance; position merchandising; the construction of Olympic Villages; safeguard; city regeneration; tourism; and delivery. the ultimate half involves 9 chronologically prepared pics of host towns, from 1936 to 2020, with specific emphasis at the six summer season Olympic and Paralympic video games of the twenty-first century.
As controversy over the transforming into dimension and price of the Olympics, with linked problems with responsibility and legacy, keeps unabated, this book’s incisive and well timed overview of the video games’ improvement and the complicated agendas that host towns connect to the development should be crucial analyzing for a large viewers. this may comprise not only city and activities historians, city geographers, occasion managers and planners, but additionally somebody with an curiosity within the staging of mega-events and anxious with construction a greater knowing of the connection among towns, recreation and culture.