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Title: Sport, Legacy and Sustainability: Is it Worth It?
Author: Tansey, James; Wyatt, Derek; Kidd, Bruce; Katz, Sid
Subject Keywords Olympics;sustainability;sport;Vancouver 2010 Games;2010 Winter Games;Olympic and Paralympic Games;Winter Olympic Games;Olympic Games (Winter);Olympic Games
Issue Date: 2010-03-13
Publicly Available in cIRcle 2010-05-31
Series/Report no. Sport and Society; Intellectual Muscle: University Dialogues for Vancouver 2010; University of British Columbia
Abstract: The following discussion is one of the five thought-provoking dialogues in the Sport and Society series (February 8th-March 15th 2010) featuring Olympic and Paralympic athletes who have used their celebrity to make a difference in the world. The series was hosted by Intellectual Muscle: University Dialogues for the Vancouver 2010 Games, developed by Vancouver 2010 and the University of British Columbia, in collaboration with universities across Canada and The Globe and Mail. Abstract: Assessing the legacy of the Olympic Games is often a contentious issue. Spiraling costs and the perceived difference between what is promised and what is delivered has left a shifting perception of the legacies of the Olympic Movement. The father of the modern Olympics, Pierre de Coubertin, believed in the transformative power of sport and culture as a means of working together for social betterment. But the intervening years have produced mixed results where sport for its own sake has outdistanced these ideals. Bruce Kidd argues for the continuing relevance of the Olympics and explores how recent Games, including Vancouver 2010, have contributed to making the world a better place. Dr. Kidd’s talk is followed by a panel discussion to include Derek Wyatt.
Affiliation: Other UBCNon UBC
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2429/25298
Peer Review Status: Unreviewed
Scholarly Level: Other

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