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Varför vill städer arrangera de Olympiska spelen?: En innehållsanalys av motiven i OS-ansökningar.
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Geography and Economic History.
2018 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The Olympic Games are today seen as one of the biggest events in the world. The Games gather the world´s athletes to compete in this great sports festival. The Olympic games are an example of what is define as a mega event. Mega events have the potential to attract both many visitors and attention from international media. The Olympic games have throughout the years been used, to create economic growth, as a catalyst for infrastructure investment, a tool to create urban renewal and for cities to reach global recognition.

This thesis aims to examine the motives to why cities are seeking to host the Olympic Games. It also examines if Agenda 2020 has entailed any changes to why cities wants to host the Games. This has been done by studying three cities applications to arrange the Olympic Games. To examine these motives, a qualitative content analysis has been used. The result of this study tells us about the reasons why cities are seeking to become a host for the Games. All three cities argue why their city is most suited to become the host for the Games. Vancouver wants to hold the most inclusive games, London are focusing at deliver a great game because it enables great performance and Paris wants to show that we can create a better world through sport. At the same time, there are many similarities in the motives. For example, all three cities are using the Games to improve physical activity among their residents, the Games contributes for urban renewal and all three cities have a sustainability approach for the Games.    

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2018. , p. 31
Keywords [en]
Mega events, Sport tourism, Event tourism, Destination image, Urban renewal
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Human Geography
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-148966OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-148966DiVA, id: diva2:1217972
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Available from: 2018-06-14 Created: 2018-06-13 Last updated: 2018-06-14Bibliographically approved

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