Globalization, cities and the Summer Olympics

  title={Globalization, cities and the Summer Olympics},
  author={John Rennie Short},
  pages={321 - 340}
This study examines the relationship between the increasing globalization of the Summer Olympics and the effect on host cities. The impact of the Games on city structure, the competition to host the Games, the selling of the Games to urban communities and the opportunities, the dangers of the city as a focus of global media attention and the role of the Games in the global city imaginary are critically discussed. 

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