The London Olympics of 2012

Politics, Promises and Legacy

  • Stephen Wagg

Part of the Global Culture and Sport Series book series (GCS)

About this book


Analysing the politics of the 2012 London Olympics, Stephen Wagg examines the framing of London's bid to host the Games, arguments about the Games' likely impact and the establishment of 'Fortress London' to protect the Games. The book asks who won, and who lost out, in this important event as well as exploring its media coverage and legacy.


Sport Olympics London 2012 politics legacy media security Gentrification Juggernaut

Authors and affiliations

  • Stephen Wagg
    • 1
  1. 1.Leeds Beckett UniversityUK

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