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Olympic Games, Conflicts and Social Movements: The Case of Torino 2006

  • Egidio Dansero
  • Barbara Del Corpo
  • Alfredo Mela
  • Irene Ropolo
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Part of the Global Culture and Sport book series (GCS)

Abstract

Olympic rhetoric usually presents the Games as an opportunity for peace, as demonstrated by the so-called Olympic Truce, inspired by ancient Greek tradition and re-established by the IOC in 1992, with the aim of reducing conflict in sports competition. But conflict doesn’t only exist at the international level. In addition to conflicts of interest between the supra-local Olympic system and the local players in any hosting arrangement, the Olympics increase conflict at the local level too: while some use the event for urban renewal objectives, others see it as an invasion of the local community by a supra-local resources-consuming elite, leaving behind often useless and unsustainable facilities and forgetting other social needs (i.e. healthcare and school services).

Keywords

Olympic Game Urban Renewal Sport Facility Strategic Environmental Assessment Civil Society Actor 
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© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  • Egidio Dansero
  • Barbara Del Corpo
  • Alfredo Mela
  • Irene Ropolo

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