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Claudio M. Rocha

& Schulenkorf, 2016 ; Taks et al., 2016 ). The current investigation considered the dichotomy proposed in the literature and divided legacies into two groups: tangible (economic, tourism, and structural legacies) and intangible (sporting, cultural, and psychological legacies). Environmental legacy has not

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Joyce Olushola Ogunrinde

can be made consistently to promote ES. In Chapter 17, Kaplanidou explores the environmental legacies of mega sporting events from the perspective of the residents using the literature and empirical data. Drawing on personal experience with the Commission for a Sustainable London, Theodokai employs a

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Christopher M. McLeod, Haozhou Pu and Joshua I. Newman

conditions required for ecological modernization are rare. For instance, Holden, MacKenzie, and VanWynsberghe ( 2008 ), studying Vancouver 2010, showed “sustainability” is subject to “language games.” They concluded the discourse of sustainability might be the most lasting environmental legacy of an Olympics

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Kyoung-yim Kim and Heejoon Chung

.  257 – 282 ). Thousand Oaks, CA : Sage . Timsheva , O. ( 2001 ). Environmental legacy of the Olympic Games . Report on the International Olympic Academy’s Special Sessions and Seminars. Retrieved from the International Olympic Academy website http://www.ioa.org.gr/books/reports/2001/R2001_116.pdf

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jay johnson and Adam Ehsan Ali

follow through on environmental commitments, and as such only appear environmentally responsible. One need only to look at the literature concerning the Olympic Games environmental legacy to understand how practices of greenwashing become naturalized into institutional policy ( Horton & Zakus, 2010

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Rob Millington, Simon C. Darnell and Brad Millington

with an environmental sustainability mandate, critics argue that environmental interests are ultimately secondary to economics, and that, in the end, the events are not as environmentally-friendly as promoters suggests. For instance, in their analysis of the environmental legacy of the 2008 Beijing