The 2012 London Olympics were held at the Olympic Park in East London from Friday, July 27, 2012 to Sunday, August 12, 2012. The Olympics have been held in London two times before the 2012 Olympics, once in 1908 and once in 1948 (Scott). Over 10,500 athletes participated from over 204 countries, over 120,000 people were going to the Olympic Park every day to watch the Olympics. Over 302 medal events were being held, with three swimmers being the top medalists in the 2012 London Olympics (“Olympics”). There were a lot of people at the London Olympics, but the questions is, was the security prepared for the amount of people showing up to the 2012 London Olympics. The Olympics were not prepared with what was expected from the security; 10,000
With over two hundred countries participating, the Olympic Games is easily considered as one of the largest multisport event known to history. The Olympics are held at a different country, and even more rarely at the same city. For a country to be chosen to host the Olympics, the country’s National Olympic Committee (the country’s representatives for the Olympics) nominates a city (from the country they represent) that they think has potential in hosting the Olympics nine years prior to when they wish to host the Olympics. It is a two year process that consists of: Application Phase, Candidate Phase and the Election of the Host City. The country that wins the election is given seven years to prepare for the Olympics. (International
The Olympic Games are recognized globally by billions of people. This event is the biggest sporting event not only because it comes once every four years, but also because the world’s best athletes come together to compete for world fame and glory. Hosting the games seems like an honor for most people, however there is numerous risks involved
The Olympics - a sustainable legacy or expensive extravagance? Sure it’s exciting, energetic , and entertaining but it’s actually a landmine of corruption, a waste of money, and squander of resources. The Olympics are horrible. Don't believe me? Let me show you the hidden, dark side of the Olympics.
As a sporting mega-event, the Olympic Games have numerous social impacts on the people, not only on those from the host country, but on individuals all over the globe.
The Olympics is a money pit and there is very little evidence of any success derived from hosting an Olympic games. The last three Olympic games are still looking for the return in their investment.
Should the Olympics stay in one place? The Seattle Times says, “If the Olympics stayed in one place that would deprive nations of showing their pride.” One example of the Olympics traveling was in 1964. The Tokyo Olympics marked a shining moment in Japan’s history after that devastating bomb in WWII that was dropped on them. Second, a poll was taken in 2012 and it showed British men felt proud that the Olympics were in London. There are also bad things about the Olympics traveling though. However, sadly the last few Olympics have been leaving places bankrupt like Sochi, it costed them $50 billion dollars. Tim Wendel states, “The price on the Olympics will only go upward.” Staying in one place will also cost less, but it will also take away
Special events are seen to have the ability to produce a wide range of significant economic and social benefits for communities and regions. In seeking to understand the field of special events, I took as a case study the Olympic Games mega-event.
Sport development is the promotion of sports activities for the community. Successful sports development depends largely on effective partnership and networking with a wide range of community groups, service providers, facility operators, National Governing bodies, local authorities and voluntary groups.Fundamentally sport development is about participation and promoting the opportunities and benefits of participation. Participation in sport and physical activity spans a wide range of contexts.Those engaging in sport development must be in the business of devising better and more effective ways of promoting interest and participation or performance in sport. Sport development is a questionable and challenged term, particularly as the accurate importance and utilization of 'sport improvement ' can 't be assumed, as various arrangement and expert settings have incrementally procured remarkable quality and implications that can 't be disregarded. Sports development services encourage and deliver an extensive range of high quality programmes and initatives designed to succeed in a long term and sustainable increase in sport and physical activity. This is achieved through using the local delivery system for sport and physical activity working with a network of strong and effective key partners at a national, regional and local level. The success is underpinned throught a range of development approaches and principles. Similarly,
to examine the state of sport in the UK. The report recommendated a focus on young people
The year that London hosted the Olympic games, multi-sport event. London was in the running to host the Olympiad against 4 other top cities including Paris, New York, Moscow and Madrid. Each city wanted to host the Olympics to help strengthen its image and gain high visitor numbers. London pitched their reason as to why they should be chosen due to aiming at the younger generation, regeneration of cities, and idea to build world renown venues. Once London was picked to host, London wanted to choose Stratford specifically as the location to regenerate. The area had potential to be a great place for the visitor numbers due to the games, however it needed some work. It was a very disadvantaged city (5). After the games, London had boosted its economy by receiving revenues of 2.41 billion. The organizing committee for the London 2012, LOCOG made payments to BOA of 5.3 million
Since the second half of the twentieth century, the extreme magnitude of the Games has made them a tool for economic development and social regeneration. This comes with a gigantic price tag for infrastructure, security etcetera, leaving host countries with large debts and maintenance liabilities.
Higham (1999) discusses that there are numerous problems, which will be evaluated with hosting an Olympic games such as, development issues, local resident issues, short-term affects, and security issues. In terms of development issues, there is a significant cost dealing with large scale sporting events, and economic benefits are generally received more by big time business interests not the host community. So the host community doesn’t benefit as much as they potentially could by hosting the
The Games are held every four years in a different city and in 2012 London will be hosting the Games. London hosted the Olympic games previously in 1908 and 1948 and the upcoming games will make London the only city in the world to have hosted the Games three times.
"2012 Olympics" redirects here. For the Winter Youth Olympics, see 2012 Winter Youth Olympics. For the Paralympic Games, see 2012 Summer Paralympics.