Mega Event Planning

Contesting the Olympics in American Cities

Chicago 2016, Boston 2024, Los Angeles 2028

Authors: Andranovich, Greg, Burbank, Matthew J.

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  • Examines American opposition and resistance in the context of changes in mega-event politics after the GFC
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This book examines the changing nature of opposition to bidding for and hosting the Olympic Games in contemporary American cities. It explores and critiques the process by which cities bid for the Olympics in the current context of the International Olympic Committee’s changing bid requirements and from the social justice perspectives of Olympics opponents. Using detailed case studies of the Olympic bids in Chicago, Boston, and Los Angeles, it shows how opposition to bidding for and hosting the Olympics has changed dramatically in American cities.

About the authors

Greg Andranovich is emeritus professor of political science at California State University, Los Angeles.

Matthew J. Burbank is a professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Utah. 

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“Arguably we are at a tipping point in the history of the Olympics and Contesting the Olympics in American Cities makes a major contribution to debates about the future of the Games and other sports mega-events.  Written by renowned experts in the field of the urban politics of mega-events, this will become a standard reference point for students, teachers, researchers and anyone interested in the recent past and future development of the Olympics.”

—Professor John Horne PhD, Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan

Table of contents (5 chapters)

Table of contents (5 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Contesting the Olympics in American Cities
Book Subtitle
Chicago 2016, Boston 2024, Los Angeles 2028
Authors
Series Title
Mega Event Planning
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-16-5094-9
DOI
10.1007/978-981-16-5094-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-16-5093-2
Series ISSN
2633-5859
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 113
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