Putting the London 2012 Olympics into perspective: the challenge of understanding mega-events

  title={Putting the London 2012 Olympics into perspective: the challenge of understanding mega-events},
  author={Maurice J. Roche},
  journal={Twenty-First Century Society},
  pages={285 - 290}
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  • Published 1 November 2008
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