Los Angeles and the Summer Olympic Games

Planning Legacies

by Eva Kassens Noor

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Book Description

This open access book describes the three planning approaches and legacy impacts for the Olympic Games in one locale: the city of Los Angeles, USA. The author critically compares the similarities and differences of the LA Olympics by reviewing the 1932 and 1984 Olympics and by analyzing the concurrent planning process for the 2028 Olympics. The author unravels the conditions that make (or do not make) LA28's argument "we have staged the Games before, we can do it again" compelling. Setting the bid's promises into the contemporary local and global mega-event contexts, the author analyzes why LA won the bids, how those wins allowed LA to negotiate concessions with the IOC and NOC, and how legacies were planned, executed, and ultimately evolved. The author concludes with a prediction which 2028 legacy promises might and might not be fulfilled given the local and international Olympic contexts.

This open book is licensed under a Creative Commons License (CC BY). You can download Los Angeles and the Summer Olympic Games ebook for free in PDF format (1.7 MB).

Book Details

Publisher
Springer
Published
2020
Pages
72
Edition
1
Language
English
ISBN13
9783030385521
ISBN10
3030385523
ISBN13 Digital
9783030385538
ISBN10 Digital
3030385531
PDF Size
1.7 MB
License
CC BY

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