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Ted Hayduk and Johan Rewilak

Research on the economic impact of sporting mega events (SMEs), such as the Olympic Games and the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) World Cup, is extensive ( Hotchkiss, Moore, & Zobay, 2003 ; Matheson, 2008 ; Szymanski, 2010 ) and has predominantly focused on economic

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Ljudmila Zaletelj

as one of the premier sporting mega-events. The only real distinction from their Olympic counterpart is the system of athlete classification. In the first chapter, the editors do a good job of explaining the complex classification system that is so integral to the Games, before segueing into a brief

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Douglas Booth

historical account of critical social theory and its development over the last century. Sport activists will applaud the call to “rethink the widespread use of international sporting mega-events…both as claims to ‘modernity’ and as vehicles for economic and social development” (14). In many respects this is

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Daniel Bok, Karim Chamari, and Carl Foster

doi:10.1123/ijspp.2018-0093 10.1123/ijspp.2018-0093 29848161 16. . COVID-19-return to training . 2020 . 17. Mann RH , Clift BC , Boykoff J , Bekker S . Athletes as community; athletes in community: Covid-19, sporting mega-events and athlete health protection [published online

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Lin Yu, Hanhan Xue, and Joshua I. Newman

, can utilize the sporting mega-event as a “transnational branding strategy” ( Giulianotti & Brownell, 2012 , p. 434) for developing or raising the city profile. With regard to mega-events in Asia, Giulianotti and Brownell ( 2012 ) note that: Sport mega-events such as the Olympic Games or the World Cup

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Nicky Lewis, Walter Gantz, and Lawrence A. Wenner

decision of choosing specific media content to consume. Cooper and Tang ( Cooper & Tang, 2012 ; Tang & Cooper, 2013 , 2017 , 2018 ) expanded this line of inquiry into the sports domain and found that viewers of sporting mega-events (i.e., the Olympics) are especially active, consuming content across

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Emma Pullen, Daniel Jackson, Michael Silk, P. David Howe, and Carla Filomena Silva

The Paralympic Games is both a popular sporting mega event and one of the most hyper-visible displays of disability in the media ( Pullen, Jackson, Silk, & Scullion, 2018 ). With extensive broadcast coverage across mainstream and digital media platforms and huge global audiences ( International

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Jamie Cleland

. Fussey , P. , & Coaffee , J. ( 2012 ). Balancing local and global security leitmotifs: Counter-terrorism and the spectacle of sporting mega-events . International Review for the Sociology of Sport, 47 ( 3 ), 268 – 285 . doi:10.1177/1012690211433451 10.1177/1012690211433451 Giulianotti , R