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Mega sports events as political tools: a case study of South Africa’s hosting of the 2010 FIFA Football World Cup

Suzanne Dowse (ed.)

in Sport and diplomacy: Games within games

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781526131058
eISBN:
9781526138873
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526131058.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

This chapter responds to issues surrounding Mega Sports Events (MSE) using a study of the political and international relations dimensions of South Africa’s hosting of the 2010 Football World Cup. ... More


Mega Sport Events, Development, and Tourism: Case Study of the Commonwealth Games 2010

Meena Gopal and Padma Prakash (eds)

in Sports Studies in India: Expanding the Field

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
December 2021
ISBN:
9780190130640
eISBN:
9780190993115
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190130640.003.0017
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

There is enough literature based on empirical evidence to show that the benefits claimed for Mega-sport events, tourism and development are exaggerated. The pressure to deliver infrastructure and ... More


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