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Entries Tagged as 'Theme: Mega-events'

What is a Mega Sport Event?

November 1st, 2007 · 7 Comments

The term mega event is used to describe events such as the Olympic Games and the World Cup in football. But in order for an event to become a mega event, certain factors need to be fullfilled.
Though, there is no clear definition of a mega event, there is a distinction between a big event and […]

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Blind athlete leads the way

October 31st, 2007 · 7 Comments

The last years disabled athletes have shown up in the regular Olympic Games and claimed their right to participate side by side with everybody else.
A new article in the United Nation’s Human Rights Convention from 2006 helps for example the blind, deff and lame athletes to do so, but still there is a long way […]

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Out of Africa

October 30th, 2007 · No Comments

For the first time ever, a so-called mega sport event will take place on African soil. South Africa is the host for the soccer World Cup in 2010.
Even though South Africa is known for hosting bigger sports events, such as the African Cup, World Cup in rugby and cricket, the World Cup in soccer 2010 […]

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Getting in the way of a Mega-Event

October 30th, 2007 · 1 Comment

20 percent of all forced evictions in 2004 were related to a mega-event of some sort, according to COHRE (Centre of Housing Rights and Evictions)
The incitement of hosting a mega-event is the pursuit for benefits; beneficial both socially, economically and hopefully beneficial for the local population first of all. But critics claim that a […]

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Mega events: Bids get higher and higher

October 29th, 2007 · 2 Comments

Year by year, the bids for hosting mega events, like the soccer World Cup and the Olympics, have risen to astronomical figures. More and more countries enter the bidding process, and this bidding war raises the probability for a negative economic outcome for the hosts. In the end, it is the citizens of the hosting […]

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Mega events – The good the bad or the ugly?

October 26th, 2007 · 11 Comments

When talking about mega events - sporting events that attract enormous attention on a global scale like the Olympics, the opinions differ greatly on what benefit the region or city amounts from hosting it.

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