Introduction: the contested terrain of major sporting events

John Harris, Fiona Skillen, Mattew L. McDowell

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    Large-scale international sporting events, often described as mega-events, are now well established as a focus of academic study for scholars across the globe. Cities and nations all over the world continue to compete for the rights to host these events, although there continues to be a great deal of controversy surrounding the bidding process for many of these.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)325-327
    Number of pages3
    JournalSport in Society
    Issue number3
    Early online date1 Oct 2015
    Publication statusPublished - 2017


    • mega-events
    • sport
    • olympic games
    • world cup
    • bidding process


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