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On May 20th, the The dissertation has examined to what extent six prestigious newspapers -The Guardian/The Observer and The Daily Telegraph/The Sunday Telegraph (United Kingdom); The New York Times and The Washington Post (United States of America); and

Cities have sought to host sports mega events to catalyse urban development and renewal. In several cities urban transformation was accelerated and social tensions intensified. This paper argues that addressing these tensions creatively requires host cities

The Olympic Games and the Media Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), organized by The Olympic Studies Center at the Autonomous University of Barcelona (CEO-UAB) and delivered via the Coursera platform —the most important platform of open online courses

Academics from the University of Southern California, the Sorbonne Nouvelle-Paris III and the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB), along with representatives of sports organizations such as the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and ACB.com, recently gathered to analyze the

Article written by Geoffery Z Kohe, University of Worcester, UK "Engendering interest and support among young people was a key strategy for the organisers of the London 2012 Olympic Games. Part of the approach entailed promoting the event as a

Article written by Anika Oettler from Philipps University, Marburg, Germany. "Global mega-events are widely perceived as a tool used by host countries’ elites to propagate national narratives. But how are the messages actually decoded by international publics? The article

Article written by Ryan J Thomas from the University of Missouri-Columbia, USA, and Mary Grace Antony from the Schreiner University, USA. "This study used newspaper comment on the opening ceremony of the 2012 Olympic Games in London as an

Article written by Kris Erickson from the University of Glasgow, UK, and Lingling Wei from the Bournemouth University, UK. "Special legislation associated with mega sporting events has enabled new forms of cultural enclosure, effectively commoditising aspects of cultural expression

Article written by A Hartley (from the Infection and Immunity Department, Barts Health NHS Trust, London), R Foster (from the Jefferiss Wing Centre for Sexual Health, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, London), MG Brook (from the GU Medicine,

Article written by Richard Giulianotti from the Loughborough University, Loughborough, UK, and the Telemark University College, Telemark, Norway, Gary Armstrong from the Brunel University, London, UK, Gavin Hales from the University of Essex, Colchester, UK, and Dick Hobbs

Article written by Ryan J. Thomas from the University of Missouri-Columbia and Mary Grace Antony from the Schreiner University, USA. "This study used newspaper comment on the opening ceremony of the 2012 Olympic Games in London as an avenue

Article written by Rebecca Coates Nee from the San Diego State University, California, USA. "Due to rising consumer interactions with televised events through social media, NBC proclaimed that the 2012 Olympics would be the “social Games.” The economically motivated

Article written by Geoffery Z. Kohea and Will Bowen-Jonesa. "A legacy emphasis was one of the fundamental pillars of the London 2012 Olympic Games. The notion of an Olympic legacy was predicated on assumptions that the event's value would

Article written by Kris Erickson, from the University of Glasgow, and Lingling Wei from the Bournemouth University, UK. "Special legislation associated with mega sporting events has enabled new forms of cultural enclosure, effectively commoditising aspects of cultural expression that

Article written by Rebecca Coates Nee from the San Diego State University, San Diego, CA, USA. "Due to rising consumer interactions with televised events through social media, NBC proclaimed that the 2012 Olympics would be the “social Games.” The

Article written by Grace Yan and Nicholas M. Watanabe from the Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism, University of Missouri, Columbia. "After the South Korean men’s soccer team beat its Japanese counterpart in the bronze-medal match at the 2012

Article written by Grace Yan he analysis reveals a contrastive picture: The Korean media vocally approached Park’s behavior as an emotional response of self-righteous indignation and quickly enacted memories of Korea’s victimhood in World War II to make justifications, whereas

Article written by Liv Yoon and Brian Wilson, from The University of British Columbia, Canada. The article was published at the International Review for the Sociology of Sport, September 2,

Article written by Andrew Billings, James R. Angelini, Paul J. MacArthur, Lauren R. Smith and John Vincent on national identity in the Olympic broadcasting of the London 2012 Olympic Games by NBC (United States of America). "Previous analyses have

Article written by Anika Oettler, from the Department of Sociology at Philipps University Marburg (Germany), analysing the narratives used in the ceremonies and how the messagges were decoded by international media, mainly focused on the imperial past of

Work by Richard Giulianotti, Gary Armstrong, Gavin Hales and Dick Hobbs at Journal of Sport and Social Issues published 14 April 2014. This article examines the diverse forms of public opposition, protest, criticism, and complaint in the United

All sixty-nine hours of National Broadcasting Company?s (NBC) 2012 primetime Summer Olympic telecast were analyzed, revealing significant gender trends. For the first time in any scholarly study of NBC?s coverage of the games, women athletes received the majority of the clock-time and on-air mentions. However, dialogues surrounding the attributions of success and failure of athletes, as well as depictions of physicality and personality, contained some divergences by gender.

Although London?s golden summer of sport is now over, the question arises, what has been the legacy of the 2012 Games for ethnic minority organisations? The London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games were seen as an opportunity; a potential catalyst for the regeneration of East London, creating valuable jobs and business opportunities for the local community. One of the proposed benefits of the 2012 Games was the chance for local ethnic minority groups to participate in the preparation and delivery of the Games; however, little is known about the extent to which such groups were involved. This paper addresses the knowledge gap in the literature through the analysis of secondary sources. The sources shed light on the availability of Games-related contract opportunities to ethnic minority businesses and social enterprises. This is followed by an in-depth analysis of the ethnic minority third sector based upon a telephone survey and semi-structured interviews with leaders of ethnic minority social enterprises. Findings show that very few ethnic minority organisations in the East London Olympic boroughs won 2012 Games contracts; furthermore, the paper identifies a number of important issues relating to their participation in the Games.

This paper engages with the debates around the Olympic legacy by exploring the qualitative, intangible impacts of the Cultural Olympiad programme on local small creative firms in Torino, Italy and London, UK. The research objectives are achieved through a qualitative study of local small creative firms? perceptions of the impacts of the Olympic Games? cultural programme on their activities. To achieve this, Torino 2006 and London 2012 are used as case studies. The findings of this exploratory study show that cultural events can impact the creative sector. They do this by providing opportunities for mutual learning and access to initiatives that may generate ideas and new skills, as well as contributing to the development of a creative field. The study also explores the weaknesses and missed opportunities linked to the Cultural Olympiad programme, as perceived by creative practitioners. These include the lack of information and failure to engage smaller businesses. Based on qualitative analysis and discussion, recommendations for future organizers and further research are provided.

Prior to the 2012 London Olympic and Paralympic Games, new statistical methods had to be developed for the enhanced syndromic surveillance during the Games. Different methods were developed depending on whether or not historical data were available. Practical solutions were needed to cope with the required daily reporting and data quality issues. During the Games, nearly 4800 signals were tested on average each day, generating statistical alarms that were assessed to provide information on areas of potential public health concern and reassurance that no major adverse incident had occurred.

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