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A case study investigating the impact of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games on participation in two non-traditional English sports, Judo and Fencing.

Pappous, Athanasios, Hayday, Emily (2015) A case study investigating the impact of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games on participation in two non-traditional English sports, Judo and Fencing. Leisure Studies, 35 (5). pp. 668-684. ISSN 0261-4367. (doi:10.1080/02614367.2015.1035314) (KAR id:58389)

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Abstract

The hosting of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOPG)

that hosting a sports mega-event will encourage the host population to engage in

investments they make. The aim of this research paper was to investigate the

the host nation. This paper focuses on two non-traditional English sports, Fencing

membership rate analysis of our sample highlighted an overall increase in participation

from the interviews with the head office staff at the National Governing Bodies

were the most effective way of increasing participation, rather than the

highlighted the importance of strengthening communication between local voluntary

on this global sporting phenomenon, which provided unprecedented media

initial results relating to the effect that a major international multi-sport

in terms of membership variations, participation programmes and organisational

dynamics.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1080/02614367.2015.1035314
Uncontrolled keywords: Olympic Games, Legacy, Fencing, Judo, sport participation, Sport-Mega Events
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation. Leisure > Sports sciences
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Natural Sciences > School of Sport and Exercise Sciences
Depositing User: Athanasios Pappous
Date Deposited: 03 Nov 2016 20:05 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 13:38 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/58389 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Pappous, Athanasios: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2162-0239
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