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Michael Annear, Tetsuhiro Kidokoro and Yasuo Shimizu

the capacity to inspire higher levels of population PA under the auspices of broader public health legacies and in addition to impacts across economy, education, and urban infrastructure. The theoretical pathways through which Olympic influences on activity are suspected to operate are via

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Alana Thomson, Kristine Toohey and Simon Darcy

The promise of a mass sport participation legacy as an outcome of hosting a large-scale sport event is commonly featured in bid documents and the political rhetoric surrounding large-scale sport events ( Reis, Frawley, Hodgetts, Thomson, & Hughes, 2017 ; Toohey, 2008 ). In this article, we

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Laura Misener, Simon Darcy, David Legg and Keith Gilbert

Over the last decade a great deal of work has examined major sport event legacies and event leverage. Much of this work has involved Olympic studies and this paper seeks to add to the body of knowledge surrounding major sport event legacies by examining the largely overlooked area of the Paralympic Games. The Paralympic Games are the second largest multisport event after the Olympic Games depending upon which parameters are used and since Sydney 2000 there has been an ‘operational partnership’ where bid cities are required to host both Games. Yet, few studies have evaluated the comparative outcomes, legacies and event leverage that Paralympic games have generated. This paper addresses this absence by conducting a thematic analysis of Paralympic legacy research. The thematic analysis used a combination of keywords involving event legacy across 13 major academic databases. Of the 43 articles identified as having Paralympic legacy related content only 13 articles empirically investigated Paralympic legacy. In reviewing the research, it is noted that the bulk of the research has focused on Summer Paralympic Games with little interest in the Winter Paralympic Games. The major findings for legacy-based research include: infrastructure; sport; information education, and awareness; human capital; and managerial changes. However, while these findings may seem congruent with major event legacies frameworks conceptually, an examination of the detailed findings shows that Paralympic legacy research is isomorphic and adds a new component to existing legacy dimensions.

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Claudio M. Rocha

committees have strongly relied on the concept of legacy. Legacy is any tangible or intangible structure that is created as a consequence of hosting the OG ( Preuss, 2007 ). Legacies are not necessarily positive, although the IOC and organizers tend to assume that negative legacies do not exist when they

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Paul M. Wright and David Walsh

This special issue of Journal of Teaching in Physical Education celebrates the life and legacy of Don Hellison (1938–2018). Through a career spanning more than four decades, Don established himself as a thoughtful leader and trailblazer in sport and physical education pedagogy. He was an early

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Melinda A. Solmon and Stephen Silverman

death and unanimously agreed that dedicating a special issue to her legacy would be an appropriate tribute, as well as a significant contribution to the literature. So this issue not only honors her legacy but also is an opportunity to summarize her massive contributions and provide a commentary on how

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Hans van der Mars

This paper consists of reflections by a group of higher education peers on Don Hellison’s impact and legacy. The group of peers reflects a mix of gender, history and (work) experience with Hellison, and philosophical positions. Their views are presented around thematic topics, based on written responses to select questions. Some of the themes include Hellison’s impact on school physical education, physical education teacher education, his atypical role and identity as a researcher and scholar, and him being ahead of his time. The consensus view across Hellison’s peers is Hellison having impacted K–12 physical education, physical education teacher education, and the sport pedagogy research enterprise in significant ways that will be long lasting.

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Beth A. Cianfrone and Timothy Kellison

and ABHC quickly refocused their efforts to manage the logistics of a cancelled event. A major event, such as the NCAA Final Four, often provides a lasting legacy for the host community (e.g.,  Oja, Wear, & Clopton, 2018 ). For the ABHC specifically, the event’s impact and legacy for the community

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Laura Misener, Landy Di Lu and Robert Carlisi

outcomes as a result of hosting sport events are a prominent organizational form (e.g., Legacies NOW 2010; London Legacy Development Corporation 2012), yet few scholars have examined these partnerships. One of the few studies on sport event–leveraging partnerships evaluated the effectiveness of a

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Senlin Chen and Alex Garn

defining, understanding, and promoting student learning within the realm of curriculum. Her legacy and impact on the field of physical education pedagogy are enormous and highly regarded by peer scholars, and her influence will persist for years to come. We, as beneficiaries who have consumed and learned