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Inspiring a generation: an examination of stakeholder relations in the context of London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics educational programmes

Postlethwaite, Verity, Kohe, Geoffery Z., Molnar, Gyozo (2019) Inspiring a generation: an examination of stakeholder relations in the context of London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics educational programmes. Managing Sport & Leisure, . ISSN 2375-0472. E-ISSN 2375-0480. (doi:10.1080/23750472.2019.1591296) (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

The London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games (London 2012) inspire a generation legacy aim targeted young people in the United Kingdom (UK) and internationally. This article explores how the London 2012 education-based legacy programmes aimed at young people, such as the Get Set initiative, affected relations between stakeholders connected to the Games. Utilising a stakeholder relations theoretical perspective we analysed documentary-based dialogue from a UK parliament Education Committee inquiry through a critical discourse analysis. From the analysis two discourses emerged. Firstly, around clarity of the purpose of the London 2012 educational programmes. Secondly, varying stakeholders’ understanding during the inquiry of the inspire a generation legacy aim was articulated around the notion of a “missed opportunity,” in particular, when translated into the domestic policy context around education and sport. The findings encourage stakeholders to reflect on potential fragmented accountability between sport mega event and domestic sectors; and achieving greater clarity to the purpose of legacy-based educational programme within a broader policy context.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1080/23750472.2019.1591296
Uncontrolled keywords: Olympic, London, stakeholder, education, legacy, policy
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
J Political Science > JS Local government Municipal government
Divisions: Faculties > Sciences > School of Sport and Exercise Sciences
Depositing User: Geoffery Kohe
Date Deposited: 29 Mar 2019 13:56 UTC
Last Modified: 03 Jun 2019 09:38 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/73273 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Kohe, Geoffery Z.: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6683-6669
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