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OSCAR PISTORIUS - Oscar Pistorius v the IAAF

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South African sprinter Oscar Pistorius is already a multiple world record holder and Paralympic gold medallist in the 100m, 200m and 400m Paralympic events. Clearly, he has already achieved many victories in his young life. Recently he added another great and memorable victory to his record sheet, but this time it was a win in a courtroom, not on a running track.

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’s | Court of Arbitration for Sport | CAS | IAAF rules | IAAF regulations | oxb:060111:000dd | hospitality | leisure | sport | tourism | Team GB | The Olympics and Athletes Performance.

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How we won the Bid

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For the British people, Wednesday 6th July, 2005, was a momentous and historic day. That was the day that Britain was awarded the right to host the Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2012. Such an announcement transformed the image of Britain as a nation capable of hosting large scale sporting mega-events.

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Doping and the Games

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The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) is the international independent organization created in 1999 to promote, coordinate, and monitor the fight against doping in sport in all its forms.

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UKOER | HLST | ENGSCOER | OER | LL2012 | London 2012 | Olympics | Olympic Games | Paralympics | Paralympic Games | Learning Legacies | JISC | HEA | Oxford Brookes University | HLSTOER | cc-by | creative commons | IOC | LOCOG | athletics | competition | discussion starter | discuss | Doping | Drugs | stimulants | steroids | Dwaine Chambers | Christine Ohuruogu | WADA | BOA | British Olympic Association | Drug cheats | World Anti-Doping Agency | World Anti-Doping code | THG | hormones | Tour de France | role models | illegal substances | banned substances | Modern Olympic Movement | oxb:060111:016dd | hospitality | leisure | sport | tourism | Team GB | The Olympics Ethics and Values.

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Oscar Pistorius Vs IAAF

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South African sprinter Oscar Pistorius is a multiple world record holder and Paralympic gold medallist in the 100m, 200m and 400m Paralympic events. Pistorius, a double-amputee, recently captured the attention of the world in his landmark legal victory over the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF).

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cc-by | creative commons | UKOER | HLST | ENGSCOER | OER | LL2012 | London 2012 | Olympics | Olympic Games | Paralympics | Paralympic Games | Learning Legacies | JISC | HEA | Oxford Brookes University | HLSTOER | IOC | LOCOG | athletics | competition | case study | Oscar Pistorius | IAAF | IAAF rules | law | oxb:060111:006cs | sport | leisure | tourism | hospitality | Team GB | The Olympics Gender and Widening Participation.

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London 2012: Not Cultural Enough for a Cultural Olympiad

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Launched on 26th September 2008, the Cultural Olympiad is a four year programme of cultural activity that aims to inspire young people, and to welcome the world to Britain during Games-time.

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UKOER | HLST | ENGSCOER | OER | LL2012 | London 2012 | Olympics | Olympic Games | Paralympics | Paralympic Games | Learning Legacies | JISC | HEA | Oxford Brookes University | HLSTOER | cc-by | creative commons | IOC | LOCOG | athletics | competition | discussion starter | Cultural Olympiad | culture | arts | society | artists | exhibitions | museums | galleries | Stories of the World | Inspire | London 2012 Inspire | discuss | oxb:060111:001dd | hospitality | leisure | sport | tourism | Team GB | The Olympics Impact and Legacy | The Olympics Arts Culture and Design.

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Credit Crunch and the Games

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The economic crisis of 2008 affected the entire nation on both a macro and micro economic level. Kicked off by the sub-prime mortgage crisis of 2008, the global meltdown witnessed major financial institutions such as Lehman Brothers and Northern Rock break apart, dragging down global markets with them.

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UKOER | HLST | ENGSCOER | OER | LL2012 | London 2012 | Olympics | Olympic Games | Paralympics | Paralympic Games | Learning Legacies | JISC | HEA | Oxford Brookes University | HLSTOER | cc-by | creative commons | IOC | LOCOG | athletics | competition | discussion starter | discuss | Credit crunch | investment | funding | financing | Olympic Delivery Authority | economics | budget | oxb:060111:015dd | hospitality | leisure | sport | tourism | Team GB | The Olympics Funding and Marketing.

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The Economic Benefit of the 2012 Games

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’s bid to host the Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2012 the cost of the Games was estimated to be just over £4 billion. The costs were to be met by public sector funding of £3.4 billion, with a further £738 million from the private sector.

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oxb:060111:010cs | sport | leisure | tourism | hospitality | Team GB | cc-by | creative commons | UKOER | HLST | ENGSCOER | OER | LL2012 | London 2012 | Olympics | Olympic Games | Paralympics | Paralympic Games | Learning Legacies | JISC | HEA | Oxford Brookes University | HLSTOER | IOC | LOCOG | athletics | competition | economic benefits | economics | budget | finance | credit crunch | funding | economy | Olympic Delivery Agency | ODA | Olympic Park | Stratford | The Olympics Funding and Marketing.

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Sochi 2014: Politicisation of European Sport

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er Games.

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Women's Boxing: The Changing Face of Sport at the Olympic Games

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’s boxing into the Olympic Summer Games schedule for 2012 is, no doubt, a positive move towards furthering gender equality in sport.

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the Olympic Games 1908, 1948 and 2012

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The 2012 Games will continue the great Olympic legacy of London and Britain. We will now take a brief look back at the history of the Games in London.

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Non-London Olympic Venues.

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The London 2012 bid has met with criticism for its perceived London-centric nature. Many people are not aware that the Games will involve the use of many sites outside of London, meaning that many non-London towns and cities will benefit from the economic, social and financial legacy of the Games. Non-London venues are introduced here.

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urism | Team GB | The Olympics Governance Management.

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Transport and the Olympic Games

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The most precarious aspect of the original London 2012 bid was a perceived inability of London to meet the transport demands of millions of sports tourists, athletes and officials that would be attending the Games.

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society

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’s boxing being announced as the newest sport to gain Olympic recognition in the 2012 London Games.

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’s boxing | case study | culture | society | history | oxb:060111:000cs | sport | leisure | tourism | hospitality | Team GB | The Olympics Ethics and Values

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London 2012: How We Won the Bid

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inspired to choose sport.’ So began Sebastian Coe, the Chief Executive of the London 2012 bid team, in his opening statement to the IOC Commission in Singapore on July 6th, 2005.

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oxb:060111:009cs | sport | leisure | tourism | hospitality | Team GB | cc-by | creative commons | UKOER | HLST | ENGSCOER | OER | LL2012 | London 2012 | Olympics | Olympic Games | Paralympics | Paralympic Games | Learning Legacies | JISC | HEA | Oxford Brookes University | HLSTOER | IOC | LOCOG | athletics | competition | case study | winning bid | managing the bid | media coverage | monarchy | politics | political issues | The Olympics Governance Management .

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London 2012: A Nutritional Legacy

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The London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) has outlined a compelling vision for the provision of food at the London 2012 Games. In fact, this provision is so impressive that it has been referred to as the largest peace-time catering operation in the world.

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oxb:060111:008cs | sport | leisure | tourism | hospitality | Team GB | cc-by | creative commons | | UKOER | HLST | ENGSCOER | OER | LL2012 | London 2012 | Olympics | Olympic Games | Paralympics | Paralympic Games | Learning Legacies | JISC | HEA | Oxford Brookes University | HLSTOER | IOC | LOCOG | athletics | competition | case study | nutrition | eating | food | legacy | diet | health | fair trade | healthy eating | food pyramid | legacy | food vision | vision | balanced diet | The Olympics Impact and Legacy.

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OLYMPIC MEDIA RIGHTS: Exactly What is 'Media' These Days?

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The International Olympic Committee issues clear and stringent rules on the rights of reporters and media companies to provide press coverage of the Games, and to use the Olympic logo, name, and images, in all communications.

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‘web2.0’ | hospitality | leisure | sport | tourism | Team GB | The Olympics Governance Management.

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PARALYMPIC SPORT: Are We Equal Yet?

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This case study considers equality for able-bodied athletes, and athletes/persons with a disability, from a financial point of view. A brief history of the Paralympic Games is presented, before asking readers to consider the differences in funding between a) Olympic and Paralympic sports in general, b) the same sport that is awarded less funding at Paralympic level than at Olympic level, and c) individual Paralympic sports. In order to consider these financial issues, brief contextualisation of the history of the Paralympic Games is necessary.

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cc-by | creative commons | UKOER | HLST | ENGSCOER | OER | LL2012 | London 2012 | Olympics | Olympic Games | Paralympics | Paralympic Games | Learning Legacies | JISC | HEA | Oxford Brookes University | HLSTOER | IOC | LOCOG | athletics | competition | case study | equality | disabilities | history of Paralympics | oxb:060111:002cs | sport | leisure | tourism | hospitality | Team GB | The Olympics Impact and Legacy

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OLYMPICS AND MORALS: Sport Builds Character

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Olympism is a philosophy of life, exalting and combining in a balanced whole the qualities of body, will and mind. Blending sport with culture and education, Olympism seeks to create away of life based on the joy of effort, the educational value of good example and respect for universal fundamental ethical principles.

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cc-by | creative commons | UKOER | HLST | ENGSCOER | OER | LL2012 | London 2012 | Olympics | Olympic Games | Paralympics | Paralympic Games | Learning Legacies | JISC | HEA | Oxford Brookes University | HLSTOER | IOC | LOCOG | athletics | competition | case study | the Olympic character | spirit | ethos | Boys Own movement | athleticism | poverty | aids | HIV | Olympism | Olympic charter | oxb:060111:001cs | sport | leisure | tourism | hospitality | Team GB | The Olympics Ethics and Values.

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The TOPS Programme

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approximately seventy participating organisations.

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The Olympic Spirit: Peace and Goodwill via Sport

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The Olympic Charter exalts a philosophy of life that seeks to use sport to communicate positive values of peace, understanding, fair play and other moral and ethical principles. In this way, Olympism shares many of the goals of other sports movements, such as Muscular Christianity, Muscular Judaism and Athleticism.

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UKOER | HLST | ENGSCOER | OER | LL2012 | London 2012 | Olympics | Olympic Games | Paralympics | Paralympic Games | Learning Legacies | JISC | HEA | Oxford Brookes University | HLSTOER | cc-by | creative commons | IOC | LOCOG | athletics | competition | discussion starter | discuss | Olympic Spirit | Modern Olympic Movement | Non Governmental organisation | NGO | The Olympic Truce | Sochi 2014 | sportsmanship | oxb:060111:008dd | hospitality | leisure | sport | tourism | Team GB | The Olympics Ethics and Values.

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The Olympic Games and Politics

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‘political’ Olympic Games are undoubtedly Berlin, 1936; Mexico, 1968; and Munich, 1972.

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Future of The Paralympic Games

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£10,075,602 for Sydney to £29,545,872 in Beijing, with the most notable increases (100% or more increase in funding) over the last quadrennial cycle in archery, boccia, cycling, fencing, goalball, equestrian, shooting, powerlifting and table tennis).

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UKOER | HLST | ENGSCOER | OER | LL2012 | London 2012 | Olympics | Olympic Games | Paralympics | Paralympic Games | Learning Legacies | JISC | HEA | Oxford Brookes University | HLSTOER | cc-by | creative commons | IOC | LOCOG | athletics | competition | discussion starter | discuss | Future of Paralympic games | funding | future | media coverage | legacy | London | Vancouver | Sochi | 2008 | 2012 | 2014 | disability sport | equality | disabilities | IPC | International Paralympic committee | oxb:060111:012dd | hospitality | leisure | sport | tourism | Team GB. | The Olympics Governance Management.

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Sports Tourism

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Sports tourism can be defined as a type of tourism that refers to trips that are undertaken specifically to attend a sporting event. Common examples include the Olympic Games, the FIFA and Rugby World Cups and Formula 1 Grand Prix races. An estimated average of 12m sports tourists make international trips every year.

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UKOER | HLST | ENGSCOER | OER | LL2012 | London 2012 | Olympics | Olympic Games | Paralympics | Paralympic Games | Learning Legacies | JISC | HEA | Oxford Brookes University | HLSTOER | cc-by | creative commons | IOC | LOCOG | athletics | competition | oxb:060111:019dd Sports tourism | tourists | economy | benefits | finance | funding | investment | European Tour Operators Association | ETOA | Olympic Park | Stratford | Aqua Centre | Olympic Village | commercialisation | revenue | sponsorship | legacy | hospitality | leisure | sport | tourism | Team GB | The Olympics and Tourism.

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Paralympic Sport

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Clear disparities exist between Olympic and Paralympic funding figures for Team GB in the Olympic and Paralympic Games. Why is this?

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HOW GREEN ARE THE GAMES? Sustainability in a Mega-Event.

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Climate change and global warming continue to dominate international political discussion, and the discussions of the IOC and host countries are no exception. The upcoming Vancouver 2010, London 2012 and Sochi 2014 Organising Committees are all committed to leaving a legacy that their Games are remembered as being green.

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cc-by | creative commons | UKOER | HLST | ENGSCOER | OER | LL2012 | London 2012 | Olympics | Olympic Games | Paralympics | Paralympic Games | Learning Legacies | JISC | HEA | Oxford Brookes University | HLSTOER | IOC | LOCOG | athletics | competition | case study | sustainability | environment | oxb:060111:003cs | sport | leisure | tourism | hospitality | Team GB | The Olympics and Sustainability.

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