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Many people and event organizers have lobbied for the allocation of Olympic sites to non-traditional sites by marketing them as a transformational event for the country’s economy and infrastructure. We study the efforts of three case studies: the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, and the 2010 World Cup in Johannesburg, South Africa. By inspecting health policy responses and urban infrastructure re-use projects, this thesis research contributes to the understanding of the impact of hosting mega-sporting events for communities in host cities. We specifically connect the impact of hosting a sporting event for the best athletes in the world—often models of health for audiences—has on the health of its community members.
Joshua D Ambrosius
Primary Advisor's Department
Stander Symposium poster
"Health Policy Responses and Infrastructure Re-Use in Host Cities of Mega-Sporting Events in Non-Traditional Host Countries" (2018). Stander Symposium Posters. 1313.