Major sporting events: achieving an international sport development legacy

Stuart Attwell, Haydn Morgan, Andrew Parker

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Rationale/Purpose: With international sport development programmes increasingly contributing to the legacy of major sports events, there is a need to understand how sustainable, long-term legacy impacts may be achieved. This paper focuses on the management of such programmes and the steps that might be taken to sustain them. Methodology/Approach: Semi-structured interviews were conducted with senior event managers (n = 5) selected from several national (UK) and international sports governing bodies. Findings: Equal partnership is highlighted as central to enhancing legacy programme sustainability, by explicitly engaging stakeholders in the design and management process. Practical implications: Recommendations are provided for delivering sustainable international sport development programmes which represents a useful resource for organisations active within this field. Research contribution: The paper builds upon current sport management literature by proposing ‘best practice’ in relation to the assessment of delivery contexts, and how information gained through this process can shape sustainable sport development programme design.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)356-371
Number of pages16
JournalManaging Sport and Leisure
Volume24
Issue number6
Early online date30 Oct 2019
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019

Keywords

  • Sport
  • legacy
  • major events
  • management
  • sustainability

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Management

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Major sporting events: achieving an international sport development legacy. / Attwell, Stuart; Morgan, Haydn; Parker, Andrew.

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Attwell, Stuart ; Morgan, Haydn ; Parker, Andrew. / Major sporting events: achieving an international sport development legacy. In: Managing Sport and Leisure. 2019 ; Vol. 24, No. 6. pp. 356-371.
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