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Jonathan Grix The Politics of Sports Mega-events Political Insight 3

Version of Record online: 28 MAR 2012 | DOI: 10.1111/j.2041-9066.2012.00090.x

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Why do countries compete so fiercely to host international sporting events? Is the legacy worth the billions in costs? With the 2012 Olympics on the horizon, Jonathan Grix looks at the politics of staging a sports mega-event.

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