PROJECTS INSPIRED BY THE OLYMPICS

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Beijing 2008 Olympic Games

Author : United Nations Environment Programme
ISBN : 9280728881
Genre : Science
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This report aims to analyse the projects implemented by the city of Beijing to incorporate environmental sustainability into the 2008 Olympic Games and fulfil the environmental commitments made during the candidature phase. Beijing set ambitious environmental goals to show the world its commitment to sustainable development. The project areas range from addressing air and water quality and waste management to including environmental considerations in new infrastructure development.
Category: Science

Olympic Cities

Author : Gavin Poynter
ISBN : 0754671003
Genre : Social Science
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Drawing upon historical, cultural, economic and socio-demographic perspectives, this book examines the role of London's hosting the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games as a means to promote urban regeneration and social renewal in East London and the Thames
Category: Social Science

Olympic Television

Author : Andrew C. Billings
ISBN : 9781317397670
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 80.39 MB
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As the Olympic spectacle grows, broadcast coverage becomes bigger, more complex, and more sophisticated. Part sporting event, part reality show, and part global festival, the Olympics can be seen as both intensely nationalistic and a celebration of a shared sense of international community. This book sheds new light on how the Olympic experience has been shaped by television and expanded across multiple platforms and formats. Combining a multitude of approaches ranging from interviews to content analyses to audience surveys, the book explores the production, influence, and significance of Olympic media in contemporary society. Built on a central case study of NBC’s coverage of the Rio Games in 2016, which is then placed within 20 years of content analyses, the book focuses on the entire Olympic television process from production to content to effects. Touching on key themes such as race, gender, history, consumerism, identity, nationalism, and storytelling, Olympic Television: Broadcasting the Biggest Show on Earth is fascinating reading for any student or scholar with an interest in sport, media, and the global impact of mega-events.
Category: Social Science

Olympic Games

Author : Bernard L. Ungar
ISBN : 0756715016
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Info. on (1) the amount of Fed. funding and support provided to the 1984 and 1996 Summer Olympic Games (OG), and planned for the 2002 Winter OG, and the types of projects and activities that were funded and supported; and (2) the Fed. policies, legislative authorizations, and agency controls in place for providing the federal funds and support to the OG. Includes the evaluation of the 5 projects: development of the Ocoee Whitewater Rapids Slalom venue for the 1996 Summer OG; use of Fed. employees to provide security during the 1996 OG; payment of Atlanta Paralympic Organizing Comm. staff salaries; payment of Paralympic Games' opening ceremony entertainers costs; and vet. assist. during the Paralympic Games.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Preparations For The London 2012 Olympic And Paralympic Games

Author : Great Britain. National Audit Office
ISBN : 0102963541
Genre : Political Science
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Venues and infrastructure for the 2012 London Olympic and Paralympic Games are on track to be delivered on time for the Games and the cost is currently forecast to be within the £9,325 million budget for the Games announced in March 2007. In 2009, it was decided that the Olympic Village and the Media Centre would be publicly funded after the economic downturn left the private finance plans untenable. These decisions were made on clear value for money grounds, but required some £621 million of contingency funding from within the budget, with the requirement reduced by savings elsewhere on the Olympic Delivery Authority's programme. During 2009, the Government Olympic Executive made progress in bringing together the delivery plans of the various organisations involved and developing an integrated programme. These plans need to be finalised so that testing can start in early 2011. The Home Office has prepared costed plans for its Olympic safety and security programme. However, the Home Office and the London Organising Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) have not yet agreed the precise responsibilities, scope and costs for venues security operations. Concerns remain over: the location of the Media Centre away from the Stratford transport hub and the securing of intended legacy benefits from the Olympic Park and associated venues, including the Media Centre; and the risk of LOCOG being in deficit after the Games.
Category: Political Science

Host Cities And The Olympics

Author : Harry Hiller
ISBN : 9780415535335
Genre : Social Science
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Rather than interpreting the Olympics as primarily a sporting event of international or national significance, this book understands the Games as a civic project for the host city that serves as a catalyst for a variety of urban interests over a period of many years from the bidding phase through the event itself. Traditional Olympic studies have tended to examine the Games from an outsider's perspective or as something experienced through the print media or television. In contrast, the focus presented here is on the dynamics within the host city understood as a community of interacting individuals who encounter the Games in a variety of ways through support, opposition, or even indifference but who have a profound influence on the outcome of the Games as actors and players in the Olympics as a drama. Adopting a symbolic interactionist approach, the book offers a new interpretive model through which to understand the Olympic Games by exploring the relationship between the Games and residents of the host city. Key analytical concepts such as framing, dramaturgy, the public realm, and the symbolic field are introduced and illustrated through empirical research from the Vancouver 2010 Winter Games, and it is shown how the social media and shifts in public opinion reflected interaction effects within the city. By filling a clear lacuna in the Olympic Studies canon, this book is important reading for anybody with an interest in the sociology of sport, urban studies, event studies or urban sociology.
Category: Social Science

Montreal Olympics

Author : Paul Charles Howell
ISBN : 9780773576568
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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The 1976 Montreal Summer Olympics were the riveting games the world had ever seen. This title offers an insider's perspective on how this complex, expensive, and politicized event was organized within the constraints imposed by limited resources, an unyielding deadline, and intense pressures from international and local special interest groups--Résumé de l'éditeur.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Understanding The Olympics

Author : John Horne
ISBN : 9781135282325
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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The Olympic Games is unquestionably the greatest sporting event on earth, with television audiences measured in billions of viewers. By what process did the Olympics evolve into this multi-national phenomenon? How can an understanding of the Olympic Games help us to better understand international sport and society? And what will be the true impact and legacy of the London Olympics in 2012? Understanding the Olympics answers all of these questions, and more, by exploring the full social, cultural, political, historical and economic context to the Olympic Games. It traces the history of the Olympic movement from its origins in ancient Greece, through its revival in the nineteenth century, to the modern mega-event of today. The book introduces the reader to all of the key themes in contemporary Olympic Studies, including: Olympic politics nationalism and internationalism access and equity festival and spectacle urban development political economy processes of commercialization the Olympics and the media Olympic futures. Written to engage and inform, the book includes illustrations, information boxes, chronologies, glossaries and ‘Olympic Stories’ in every chapter. No other book offers such a comprehensive and thoughtful introduction to the Olympic Games and is therefore essential reading for anybody with an interest in the Olympics or the wider relationship between sport and society.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Preparations For The London 2012 Olympic And Paralympic Games

Author : Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: Committee of Public Accounts
ISBN : 9780215034922
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Following on from the NAO report (HCP 252, session 2006-07; ISBN 9780102944273) published in February 2007, the Committee has examined the progress that has been made in preparing for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games and the areas of risk that will need to be managed. The report highlights seven main areas of risk including: i) the governance and delivery structures needed to co-ordinate the multiplicity of organisations and groups involved in the Games; ii) given the immovable deadline of the Games, any slippage in the delivery programme risks rising costs or a reduction in quality; iii) as the ultimate guarantor of funding for the Games, the Government needs to ensure the budget for the Games is clearly determined and effectively managed, given that the costs of the Games were seriously underestimated at the time of the bid; iv) the need for clarity in planning to ensure a lasting legacy for venues after the Games are over; and v) planning to minimise the impact of funding the Games on other National Lottery good causes.
Category: Sports & Recreation