Managing the Olympics

Hardcover | July 23, 2013

EditorStephen Frawley, Daryl Adair

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The Olympics Games are the biggest and most significant mega-sport event in the world. Planning and then staging the Olympic Games is a highly complex task which is exasperated by the fact that the Games are continually moving and not held consecutively in the same city. This means that start-up knowledge is required for each Olympics. Given the massive scale, scope and complexity of the Games it is surprising that very little research has been published that explores how the event is managed and organised. While the Games themselves are held over two weeks, the planning and preparation from bid stage to completion can be more than a decade in the making. The express purpose of this volume is to critically examine the planning, management and operation of the Olympic Games as the world's premier mega-sport event. The authors analyse and discuss how Olympic organisers and related stakeholders might effectively manage and deliver the Games, taking into account what has been learned from previous Olympics as well as the emergence of models of best practice from the management, project management and sport management literature.

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The Olympics Games are the biggest and most significant mega-sport event in the world. Planning and then staging the Olympic Games is a highly complex task which is exasperated by the fact that the Games are continually moving and not held consecutively in the same city. This means that start-up knowledge is required for each Olympics....

Stephen Frawley lectures in Sport Management and is the Director of the Australian Centre for Olympic Studies at University of Technology, Sydney, Australia. He has published widely on the Sydney Olympic Games and the role of SOCOG in the event planning and delivery processes.   Daryl Adair lectures in Sport Management and is the Asso...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:232 pages, 9.66 × 5.65 × 0.78 inPublished:July 23, 2013Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230389570

ISBN - 13:9780230389571

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1. The Olympic Games: Managerial and Strategic Dimensions; Stephen Frawley and Daryl Adair
2. Olympic Games Stakeholder Governance and Management; Milena parent
3. Information, Knowledge and the Organization of the Olympic Games; Sue Halbwirth and Kristine Toohey
4. Managing Legacy; Richard Cashman and John Horne
5. Managing Sport Participation Legacy at the Olympic Games; Stephen Frawley, Kristine Toohey and A. J. Veal
6. Managing Sport at the Olympic Games; Stephen Frawley, Kristine Toohey, Tracy Taylor and Dwight Zakus
7. Managing Olympic Venues; Simon Darcy and Tracy Taylor
8. Managing Transport during the Olympic Games; Eva Kassens-Noor
9. Broadcasting the Olympics; Harry-Arne Solberg and Chris Gratton
10. Investigating Olympic Sponsorship: A Contemporary Review of Selected Activation and Achievement; Rick Burton
11. Olympic Ceremonial, Protocol and Symbolism; Daryl Adair
12. Managing the Games: Prospects for the Future; Daryl Adair and Stephen Frawley

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