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Post-event Outcomes and the Post-modern Turn: The Olympics and Urban Transformations

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The Olympics are analysed from an urban perspective as an event that has an impact on cities beyond sport. The focus of the paper is on post-event outcomes and particularly on Olympic-related facilities and how they are used once the Olympics are over. The 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics serves as the primary illustration of the processes described. The transformation of the urban order is discussed in terms of the post-modern turn and it is shown how the Olympics are affected by and contributes to the support of the shift toward leisure consumption as a dominant theme in the new urban symbolic economy. Issues such as place marketing, urban restructuring, urban regionalization, surveillance, and social exclusion are also related to post-Olympic outcomes.

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HLST | LL2012 | London 2012 | Olympics | Olympic Games | Paralympics | Paralympic Games | Learning Legacies | JISC | HEA | HLSTOER | sport | leisure | tourism | hospitality | urban environment | built environment | urban design | architecture | development | regeneration | redevelopment | host city | Olympic park | Olympic Village | Olympic Stadium | Olympic facilities | public expenditure | funding | financing | investment | globalisation | cities | legacy | sustainability | impact | host city | leisure consumer | social exclusion.

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Post-event Outcomes and the Post-modern Turn: The Olympics and Urban Transformations

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The Olympics are analysed from an urban perspective as an event that has an impact on cities beyond sport. The focus of the paper is on post-event outcomes and particularly on Olympic-related facilities and how they are used once the Olympics are over. The 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics serves as the primary illustration of the processes described. The transformation of the urban order is discussed in terms of the post-modern turn and it is shown how the Olympics are affected by and contributes to the support of the shift toward leisure consumption as a dominant theme in the new urban symbolic economy. Issues such as place marketing, urban restructuring, urban regionalization, surveillance, and social exclusion are also related to post-Olympic outcomes.

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HLST | LL2012 | London 2012 | Olympics | Olympic Games | Paralympics | Paralympic Games | Learning Legacies | JISC | HEA | HLSTOER | sport | leisure | tourism | hospitality | urban environment | built environment | urban design | architecture | development | regeneration | redevelopment | host city | Olympic park | Olympic Village | Olympic Stadium | Olympic facilities | public expenditure | funding | financing | investment | globalisation | cities | legacy | sustainability | impact | host city | leisure consumer | social exclusion.

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TALAT Lecture 1402: Aluminium Matrix Composite Materials

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This lecture provides understanding of the state-of-the-art of aluminium matrix composite materials; it outlines the properties of aluminium matrix composite materials as a basis for materials selection; it explains the limits of useful applications; it demonstrates the various types of aluminium matrix composites. Knowledge in metallurgy, materials science, materials engineering is assumed.

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aluminium | aluminum | european aluminium association | EAA | Training in Aluminium Application Technologies | training | metallurgy | technology | lecture | advanced materials | continuous fibre composites | discontinuously reinforced composites | particulate composites | density | thermal properties | stiffness | plastic properties | fatigue | wear resistance | interfaces | manufacturing techniques | liquid state | solid state | spray methods | in-situ production | automotive | aerospace | electronic | communication | application | sports and leisure market | corematerials | ukoer

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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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OLYMPIC VALUES: Keeping the Amateurs Amateur.

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Given the financial clout of professional sport, it is little wonder that many athletes are tempted to turn professional after amateur wins. Boxing is perhaps the clearest example of a sport where athletes are faced with the fundamental amateur v pro debate: do they retain amateur status to live the dream of competing on home soil as Olympic boxers in the London 20102 Games, or take the tempting financial route of lucrative professional contracts and World Championship titles, with the downside of potentially entering the ring too fast than their experience and youth might ideally allow?

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oxb:060111:033dd | sport | leisure | tourism | hospitality. 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 | Amateur | amateur sport | Amateur international boxing association | AIBA | BBBC | British Board of Boxing Control | British Amateur Boxing Association | BABA | The World Series of Boxing | Olympic value | The Olympics Ethics and Values.

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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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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 | Winning bid | mega event | event management | politicians | media | media management | legacy | volunteers | oxb:060111:010dd | hospitality | leisure | sport | tourism | Team GB | The Olympics Governance Management.

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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 Olympic idea

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It is hardly surprising that in the midst of his combat with Grousset, de Coubertin felt the need once again to revitalize himself on foreign soil, this time in the United States. Because of the Grousset campaign, he wrote: 'I wanted to enlarge the circle of models to follow; there were also some across the ocean and, if a crisis of educational Anglophobia was befalling us in France, we had at least the youth of the United States to provide as an example to our own.' [ 1] While it was true enough, as he went on to claim, that few Frenchmen cared about the doings of the American universities at the time, broad interest in the US was apparent in Parisian circles. [2] Boutmy, for one, had passed on from his English studies to an equal obsession with writing about the USA, and many of the Le

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HLST | LL2012 | London 2012 | Olympics | Olympic Games | Paralympics | Paralympic Games | Learning Legacies | JISC | HEA | HLSTOER | sport | leisure | tourism | hospitality | Pierre de Coubertin | Olympic movement | IOC | modern games | 1896 Summer Olympics | first Olympic Games | Athens | Ancient Olympic Games | multi-sport event | Demetrius Vikelas.

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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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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 | politics | Sochi | Sochi 2014 | 2014 | South Ossetia | south Ossetia conflict | political issues | politics | Russian Riviera | oxb:060111:002dd | hospitality | leisure | sport | tourism | Team GB | The Olympics and Politics.

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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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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 | Womens boxing | womens sport | female participation | ABA | fighting | boxing | contact sports | gender | equality | amateur boxing | bbc | British Board of Boxing Control | oxb:060111:005dd | hospitality | leisure | sport | tourism | Team GB | The Olympics Gender and Widening Participation.

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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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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 | England | uk | London 1908 | London 1948 | sportsmanship | volunteers | Olympic tradition | oxb:060111:006dd | hospitality | leisure | sport | tourism | Team GB | The Olympics and Politics | The Olympics and History.

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SECURITY: An Elite Anti-Fire System for the 2012 Olympics

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£1bn network of fire centres, powered by impressive IT systems costing a cool £2m.

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oxb:060111:030dd | sport | leisure | tourism | hospitality. 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 | security | safety | fire protection | fire brigade | fire prevention | anti-terror | terrorist attacks | technology | 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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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 | transport | transportation planning | underground | tube | routemaster buses | buses | public transport | transport vision | transport improvements | contingency | local disruption | Olympic Route network | ORN | Paralympic Route Network | PRN | Stratford regional station | Stratford International station | Docklands Light Railway | DLR | West Ham | Javelin | walking | cycling | oxb:060111:014dd | hospitality | leisure | sport | tourism | Team GB | The Olympics and Sustainability.

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Participation: Aiming for History

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At only 16 years old, Achieng Ajulu-Bushell is set to become the first ever black female to represent Great Britain in a swimming discipline. Ajulu-Bushell has made the difficult choice to switch allegiance from Kenya to GB in order to achieve her personal best as a competitor at the London 2012 Games.

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oxb:060111:026dd | sport | leisure | tourism | hospitality. 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 | History | success | race | ethnicity | nationality | naturalisation | swimming | participation | role model | Kenya | defection | FINA | Olympic Rules | The Olympics and Politics | The Olympics and Athletes Performance | The Olympics and History.

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How Green are the 2012 Games?

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It is not just the Olympic Athletes that need Energy! The combined right hook and left jab of the economic crisis and underestimation of the true financial cost of the 2012 Games look set to threaten a knockout blow to the notably green ambitions of the 2012 Olympic Games.

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oxb:060111:034dd | sport | leisure | tourism | hospitality. 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 | energy consumption | ecology | green | ecological | photovoltaic array | solar panels | renewable energy | wind farms | wind turbines | sustainability | green energy | ODA | Olympic Park | Olympic Delivery Authority | biomass | sponsors | fossil fuels | The Olympics Impact and Legacy.

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Are We Making the Most of Olympic Tourism for 2012?

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When London first one the right to stage the 2012 Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games, the city anticipated a major boost to sports tourism based revenue as a result. However, claims of failures to exploit these opportunities have recently been levelled at the Government.

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oxb:060111:027dd | sport | leisure | tourism | hospitality. 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 | Tourist | travel | visitors | visitor numbers | attractions | The Olympics and Tourism.

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Homelessness and the Olympics

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The London 2012 Games offers great promise for London. They bring with them the promises of an injection of revenue into the Capital via increased tourism revenue, supplier contracts, and opportunities for profit maximisation for corporate sponsors. They promise a regeneration of the East End of London, more sports facilities accessible to the general public, and more affordable housing for Londoners.

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oxb:060111:021dd | sport | leisure | tourism | hospitality. 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 | homelessness | homeless | sleeping rough | poverty | prostitution | crime | society | social issues | The Olympics Impact and Legacy.

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Funding: Is an Olympic CEO worth more than a Prime Minister

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’ ability to financially manage the country.

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oxb:060111:038dd | sport | leisure | tourism | hospitality. 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 | funding | finance | investment | prime minister | politics | CEO | leadership | government | ODA | Olympic Delivery Authority | quango | The Olympics Funding and Marketing | The Olympics and Politics.

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Legacy of the Games: Health and Wellbeing

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This case study examines the potential legacy of the games for the health and wellbeing, including happiness, of the whole population as well, specifically, for older people

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oxb:060111:022dd | sport | leisure | tourism | hospitality. 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 | legacy | health | wellbeing | exercise | old age pensioners | OAPs | seniors | neurotransmitters | dopamine | endorphins | emotions | serotonin | The Olympics Impact and Legacy.

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Sport Always Courts Controversy

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ions of Olympic and Paralympic athletes.

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oxb:060111:042dd | sport | leisure | tourism | hospitality. 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 | controversy | fur | fair play | Olympic Spirit | Olympic Values | aboriginals | aborigine | platinum medals | fair trade | ethics | ethically sources | social responsibility | The Olympics Ethics and Values.

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Olympic Games and Eastern Europe

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This case study considers how the Olympic stage has been utilised as a key arena for the expression of competing dominant political ideologies in modern history.

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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 | The Olympics and Eastern Europe | Western Europe | Eastern Europe | doping | drugs | East Germany | Russia | Olympic Boycotts | Melbourne 1956 | Melbourne | Soviet invasion of Afghanistan | Afghanistan | Moscow | Moscow 1980 | Sochi 2014 | Sochi bid | Sochi | investment | funding | finance | protest | boycott | politics | political issues | conflict | oxb:060111:013cs | sport | leisure | tourism | hospitality | The Olympics Impact and Legacy

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