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Title: Rio 2016: A New World
Author(s): Rocha, Claudio
Mazzei, Leandro
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Editor(s): Harris, Spencer
Dowling, Mathew
Citation: Rocha C & Mazzei L (2021) Rio 2016: A New World. In: Harris S & Dowling M (eds.) Sport Participation and Olympic Legacies: A Comparative Study. Routledge Research in Sport Politics and Policy. London: Routledge, pp. 132-152.
Keywords: sport mega-events
Olympic Games
sport participation
sport policy
Issue Date: 2021
Date Deposited: 25-Jun-2021
Series/Report no.: Routledge Research in Sport Politics and Policy
Abstract: The international press praised Rio 2016, saying that, from a purely sporting event perspective, it was an extraordinary success. However, that success has little to do with long-term legacy. This chapter discusses whether some actions directly related to the Rio 2016 have left or have potential to leave a sport participation legacy for the population in the decades following the event. We discuss the lack of a long-term policy for sport participation in the country. We suggest that, the absence of such policy makes very difficult for the country to get any benefit in terms of sport participation.
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