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
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 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 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 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
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.
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.