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Handbook of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games

Volume One: Making the Games

Edited by: Vassil Girginov

Print publication date:  October  2012
Online publication date:  December  2012

Print ISBN: 9780415671941
eBook ISBN: 9780203132517
Adobe ISBN: 9781136477522

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The Handbook of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games is an authoritative and comprehensive account of the world’s greatest sporting and cultural event. It tells the complete story of the 2012 Games from inception, through the successful bidding process and the planning and preparation phase, to delivery, the post-Games period and legacy. Written by a world-class team of international Olympic scholars, the book offers analysis of the full social, cultural, political, historical, economic and sporting context of the Games. From the political, commercial and structural complexities of organising an event on such a scale, to the sporting action that holds the attention of the world, this book illuminates every aspect of the 2012 Games, helping us to better understand the vital role that sport and culture play in contemporary global society.

The book is divided into two volumes. Volume One: Making the Games, examines the build-up to London 2012, covering key topics such as:

    • the bidding process
    • planning and decision making
    • financing the Games
    • developing the infrastructure
    • engaging national and international governing bodies of sport
    • engaging the UK public
    • engaging a global public
    • developing a legacy programme
    • the Cultural Olympiad.

Richly illustrated with the personal accounts of key stakeholders, from sports administrators and politicians to athletes and spectators, and including essential data and evocative visual material, this book is essential reading for anybody with a personal or professional interest in the Olympic and Paralympic Games, global culture or the development of sport.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Social, Political, Economic and Operational Context of the 2012 London Olympic and Paralympic Games  Download PDF
Chapter  2:  From 1908 to 2012  Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Preparing and Winning the London Bid  Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Materializing the Vision of a 2012 London Olympic Games  Download PDF
Chapter  5:  From a Prehistoric Village to an Olympic Park Site  Download PDF
Chapter  6:  The Olympic Laws and the Contradictions of Promoting and Preserving the Olympic Ideal  Download PDF
Chapter  7:  London 2012 Legacy Strategy  Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Securing the Games  Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Preparing Team Gb for London 2012  Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Governance of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games  Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Involving East London Communities  Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Regional Involvement with the Olympic and Paralympic Games  Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Involving Schools  Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Further and Higher Education Involvement with the Olympic and Paralympic Games  Download PDF
Chapter  15:  The London 2012 Cultural Olympiad and Torch Relay  Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Volunteering for the Games  Download PDF
Chapter  17:  National Olympic and Paralympic Governing Bodies of Sport Involvement with the Games  Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Other Sports Providers and the Games  Download PDF
Chapter  19:  National Elite Sport Policies in Preparation for London 2012  Download PDF
Chapter  20:  London 2012 and the Global South – an Exploration  Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Beijing–london–rio De Janeiro  Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Making the 2012 London Games  Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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