A Leg(acy) to Stand on?: A Non-Host Resident Perspective of the London 2012 Olympic Legacies.

Ritchie, B.W, Chien, P.M. and Shipway, R., 2018. A Leg(acy) to Stand on?: A Non-Host Resident Perspective of the London 2012 Olympic Legacies. Tourism management. (In Press)

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Abstract

This study extended the temporal and spatial evaluation of mega-event impacts, by investigating residents’ perceptions of the Olympic legacies from a non-host community perspective. The study site was the Borough of Weymouth and Portland in South West England, which hosted the sailing competitions of the 2012 Olympic Games. Cross-sectional data were collected at two post-event intervals in 2013 and 2016. Across the two stages, the overall perceived legacies improved, with the most significant change related to perceived economic legacies at the national level, followed by sports participation at the regional level. Since residents’ attitudes toward the 2012 Olympic Games influenced their support for future event hosting, a strategic approach to event planning and leveraging is important to engender positive legacies that benefit broader communities than the host city. Future studies are recommended which replicate and extend this research to more fully understand resident support for mega-events.

Item Type:Article
ISSN:0261-5177
Uncontrolled Keywords:legacy; event impact; mega-event; resident; Olympics; longitudinal
Group:Faculty of Management
ID Code:31214
Deposited By: Unnamed user with email symplectic@symplectic
Deposited On:11 Sep 2018 07:32
Last Modified:11 Sep 2018 07:32

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