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 good fortune of its predecessors. the 1st of its 3 components presents 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 job all in favour of staging the Olympics: finance; position merchandising; the production of Olympic Villages; safety; city regeneration; tourism; and shipping. the ultimate half comprises 9 chronologically prepared images of host towns, from 1936 to 2020, with specific emphasis at the six summer time Olympic and Paralympic video games of the twenty-first century.
As controversy over the starting to be measurement and rate of the Olympics, with linked problems with responsibility and legacy, maintains unabated, this book’s incisive and well timed evaluate of the video games’ improvement and the complicated agendas that host towns connect to the development may be crucial interpreting for a large viewers. this may comprise not only city and activities historians, city geographers, occasion managers and planners, but additionally a person with an curiosity within the staging of mega-events and anxious with development a greater realizing of the connection among towns, activity and culture.