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The London Olympics Of 2012

Author : Stephen Wagg
ISBN : 9781137326348
Genre : Social Science
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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.

The London Olympics 2012

Author : Nick Hunter
ISBN : 9781406224009
Genre : Olympic Games
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This series offers up-to-date and comprehensive information specific to the Olympic games in 2012. It looks at new technologies that are making a huge impact in the world of sport and explores the history, present day, and future of the Olympics, encorporating Paralympic and Winter Olympic information.

Policing The 2012 London Olympics

Author : Gary Armstrong
ISBN : 9781317747017
Genre : Social Science
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The summer Olympic Games are renowned for producing the world’s biggest single-city cultural event. While the Olympics and other sport mega-events have received growing levels of academic investigation from a variety of disciplinary approaches, relatively little is known about how such occasions are experienced directly by local host communities and publics. This ethnography examines the everyday policing of the London Borough of Newham in relation to the London 2012 Olympics. It explains how police defined, monitored, prioritized, contained and investigated ‘Olympic-related’ crime, and how ‘Olympic-related’ policing connected to the policing of Newham. The authors examine how the threat of terrorism impacted on the everyday policing of the 2012 Olympics, as well as the exaggeration of other threats to the Games – such as youth gangs – for political reasons. The book also explores local resistance to Olympic policing, and the legacy of the Games with regard to policing, local housing, demographics and social exclusion. Discussing the lessons that can be learned for the future staging of sporting mega-events, this book will appeal to scholars and students with interests in sport, policing, crime and criminology, mega-events, event management, urban studies, global studies and sociology.

A Guide To The Olympic Games And London 2012

Author : Maurice Crow
ISBN : 9781844686490
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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According to legend, the ancient Olympic Games were founded by Heracles (the Roman Hercules), a son of Zeus. The first Olympics were held in 776 BCE and continued to be played every four years for nearly 1200 years. In 393 CE, the Roman emperor Theodosius I, a Christian, abolished the Games because of their pagan influences. Approximately 1500 years later, a young Frenchmen named Pierre de Coubertin began their revival and the first modern day Olympics were held in Athens in 1896.The modern day Summer Olympics consist of approximately 10,500 competitors from 204 countries competing in more than 300 events. This pocket guide provides a brief history of the Olympics from their origin until the present day, including a guide to London 2012. The History of the Olympic Games is the perfect accessory to the London Olympics acting as a handy guide to Olympic venues, events and achievements. Also included are tables of previous winners making this the perfect gift for any Athletics fan.

The Simple Guide To London Olympics 2012

Author : Chris Scott
Genre : Travel
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Handbook Of The London 2012 Olympic And Paralympic Games

Author : Vassil Girginov
ISBN : 9780415671941
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"The Handbook of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games is the definitive, officially-licensed account of the world's greatest sporting mega-event. It tells the complete story of the 2012 Games from inception, through the successful bidding process and the planning and preparation phase, to delivery, aftermath and legacy. Written by a world-class team of international Olympic experts, sports researchers and writers, the book offers comprehensive analysis of the full social, cultural, political, historical, economic and sporting context of the Games. From the political, commercial and structural complexities of organizing an event on such a scale, to the sporting action that holds the attention of the world for three thrilling weeks, this book illuminates every aspect of the 2012 Games, helping us to better understand the vital role that sport and culture have in contemporary global society. The book is divided into two volumes. This, the first volume, examines the build up to London 2012, covering key topics such as: - the bidding process - planning and decision making - financing the Games - developing the Olympic infrastructure - engaging national and international governing bodies of sport - engaging the UK public - engaging a global public - developing a legacy programme - the cultural Olympiad. Richly illustrated with the personal accounts of key stakeholders, from sports administrators and politicians to athletes and spectators, and including essential data and evocative visual material, this book is essential reading for anybody with a personal or professional interest in the Olympic Games, global culture or the development of sport"--

The Economic Impact Of The London 2012 Olympics

Author : Adam Blake
ISBN : OCLC:163305979
Genre : Olympic Games
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The London Olympics And Urban Development

Author : Gavin Poynter
ISBN : 9781317637455
Genre : Business & Economics
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As London sought to use the Olympics to achieve an ambitious programme of urban renewal in the relatively socially deprived East London it attracted global attention and sparked debate. This book provides an in-depth study of the transformation of East London as a result of the 2012 Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games. Government and event organisers use legacies of urban renewal to justify hosting the world’s leading sports mega-event, this book examines and evaluates those legacies. The London Olympics and Urban Development: the mega-event city is composed of new research, conducted by academics and policy makers. It combines case study analysis with conceptual insight into the role of a sports mega-events in transforming the city. It critically assesses the narrative of legacy as a framework for legitimizing urban changes and examines the use of this framework as a means of evaluating the outcomes achieved. This book is about that process of renewal, with a focus on the period following the 2012 Games and the diverse social, political and cultural implications of London’s use of the narrative of legacy.

London 2012 And The Post Olympics City

Author : Phil Cohen
ISBN : 9781137489470
Genre : Social Science
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This book brings together a body of new research which looks both backwards and forwards to consider how far the London 2012 Olympic legacy has been delivered and how far it has been a hollow promise. Cohen and Watt consider the lessons that can be learnt from the London experience and aptly apply them other host cities, specifically Rio 2016 and Tokyo 2020. The Olympics are often described as a ‘mega-event’ in a way that assumes the host cities have no other existence outside, before or beyond the contexts imposed by the Games themselves. In terms of regeneration, the London 2012 Olympics promised to trigger a mega-regeneration project that was different to what had come before. This time the mistakes of other large-scale projects like London Docklands and Canary Wharf would be put right: top-down planning would be replaced by civic participation, communication and ‘the local’. This edited collection questions how far the 2012 London legacy really is different. In so doing, it brings fresh evidence, original insights and new perspectives to bear on the post-Olympics debate. A detailed and well-researched study, this book will be of great interest to scholars of urban geography, sociology, urban planning, and sports studies.

The Race For The 2012 Olympics

Author : Mike Lee
ISBN : 9781448133383
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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London bid leader and British Olympic hero Sebastian Coe, Tony Blair and David Beckham all played a part in winning the most competitive race for the Games in Olympic history. But it was far from plain sailing and the campaign was a rollercoaster ride of emotions: full of drama, controversy and tears from the moment businesswoman Barbara Cassani was given the task of launching the bid in 2003, to the fateful day in Singapore when her successor, Lord Coe, and the rest of the world was told London had won. Mike Lee was at the heart of this intriguing journey through the entangled world of International Olympic Committee politics, international sport, British politics and the media as he travelled the world with Coe and other team members to present London's bid.

The Budget For The London 2012 Olympic And Paralympic Games

Author : Great Britain: National Audit Office
ISBN : 9780102947335
Genre : Business & Economics
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This is the second in a series of National Audit Office reports on the preparations for hosting the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games (the first report was HC 252, session 2006-07, ISBN 9780102944273). It examines the development of the budget - costs, provisions and funding - for the venues and infrastructure required to host the Games and related costs such as security. On 15 March 2007 the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport announced to Parliament the budget for the Games and infrastructure associated with the Olympic Park and other venues totalling £9.325 billion, some £5.289 billion higher than the cost estimate at the time of the bid in gross terms. This increase in cost estimates, along with a reduction in anticipated private sector funding, means that public sector funding for the Games has increased by £5.906 billion (which includes contingency of £2.747 billion which may not be used in full.) The overall conclusion is that the budget announced in March 2007 represents a significant step forward in putting the Games on a sound financial footing and should help those involved in delivering the Olympic programme to move forward with greater confidence. The budget process followed has been thorough, and the judgements and assumptions made by the Department and the Olympic Delivery Authority have been informed by detailed analysis and expert advice. Significant areas of uncertainty remain such as the finalisation of detailed design specifications, the legacy benefits to be delivered, how potential suppliers will respond to invitations to bid for work, and the impact of inflation in construction prices, as reflected in the high level of contingency that has been provided for. A number of recommendations are made covering the management of the budget and risk.

Preparations For The London 2012 Olympic And Paralympic Games

Author : Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: Committee of Public Accounts
ISBN : 0215046994
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The chaos which has emerged over the G4S Olympics security contract was predictable and undermines confidence in those responsible for managing the Games. There is now a last minute scramble to make sure there will be enough security personnel on the ground. In evidence given before Christmas, all those concerned gave assurances that the contract could be met despite more than doubling the number of guards. No credible explanation has been given for an astonishing twelve-fold hike in management costs, from £10 million to £125 million, and G4S still has not been able to deliver. Now troops are having to be drafted in. The Home Office needs to get a grip on LOCOG and G4S urgently. It is still not known just how many security guards will actually be delivered or whether G4S will face any penalty. The Committee will carry out a post-mortem in September. There is also dissatisfaction with how the DCMS has engaged with the Committee. Legitimate monitoring of implementation has been an unnecessarily frustrating process, characterized by a resistance to giving clear and consistent information and a readiness to depart from proper ways of conducting public business. A big concern is that the Department has no intention of producing a single auditable account for the Games, drawing together both the costs within the Public Sector Funding Package of £9.3 billion and those outside. Such an analysis must be produced

London Olympic Games And Paralympic Games Act 2006

Author : Great Britain
ISBN : 0105612065
Genre : Business & Economics
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The Act gives effect to the commitments made by the Government as part of London's bid to host the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. It provides for the statutory remit of the public bodies which will be tasked with delivering the Games. The Act also provides the legislative framework needed to enable the UK to fulfil the requirements which the International Olympic Committee place on host cities. The main measures of the Act provide for: (a) the establishment of the Olympic Delivery Authority, its powers, duties and functions; (b) the delivery of transport needs for the Games, including the necessary preparations in the lead up to 2012; (c) controls of marketing in connection with the Olympic Games, including the protection of Olympic intellectual property, restrictions on commercial association with the Games, the prohibition of street trading and outdoor advertising in the vicinity of Olympic venues and of ticket touting in connection with Olympic events; (d) the Mayor of London's power to prepare for and stage the Olympic Games; (e) the amendment of the purposes of regional development agencies to include the purpose of preparing for the London Olympics.

The 2012 Olympics Who Will Win At The London Olympics?

Author : Jack Westerfil
ISBN : 9781614646501
Genre : Political Science
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ABOUT THE BOOK I am not an athletically inclined person, and my own understanding of what the Olympic movement is about didn’t happen until 2009 when I was part of a group of several hundred American entrepreneurs selected to be a part of British Airways’ Face to Face program. All members of the group had been given a free round trip ticket to travel anywhere in the world. The objective was to make it possible for us to meet face to face with other companies around the globe, and score business opportunities that we would not ordinarily have access to. The day of our arrival in London, was a whirlwind of activities that included networking sessions and dinner at the Radisson Edwardian Heathrow hotel. Sir Clive Ronald Woodward, the British Olympic Association's Director of Elite Performance gave a presentation that resonated with many in the audience. He talked about sports principles as they apply to life and business: How there are certain qualities like “teachability” that will determine whether or not you will become an elite performer in any field. When I returned to my home in Atlanta, I challenged myself to expand the reach of my business, E-graphX Omnimedia. I applied as a supplier of writing and design services to bid on Olympic contracts on, the UK based portal for researching and bidding on contracts for the 2012 Olympics. My application was accepted. Being a part of CompeteFor gave me a dynamic perspective regarding elite performance, competition and the Olympic movement that I did not have before. I witnessed the precision and attention to detail carried out by the London Olympics machinery, which asked relevant, holistic questions about workplace diversity, balanced finances, quality assurance, and fair hiring practices. Vendors from all over the world with specialities that varied from fine art to web design and waste management gathered at the cyber market place to put the name of their company in the hat for the 2012 Olympics contracts. The process of building the London Olympics was an exercise in elite performance in competition. Through democratization of the building process, the city of London exemplified fair and open competition, which is a major aspect of the Olympic spirit. The Olympic torch sheds a light that teaches the principles of peace and racial equality. This aspect was highlighted in the recent death of Olympic pioneer LeRoy T. Walker, whom the New York Times described as “first African-American to coach a United States men’s Olympic track team and to serve as the president of the United States Olympic Committee.” One of the greatest Olympic “teachabiity” moments occurred during the 1936 Olympics in Nazi Germany. Thirteen African American athletes won medals. EXCERPT FROM THE BOOK The Kuwait chapter was suspended in 2010. The International Sports Federations administer one or more sports on an international level. The IFs are responsible for the integrity of their sport(s) internationally.How Olympic Host Countries Are Chosen There are three basic steps to becoming a host city for the Olympics: 1. The country that wants to host the Olympics has to first submit its name to the IOC and become an “applicant city.” 2. Over a period of 10 months, the IOC examines the applicant city to see if it is big enough to handle the expansive influx of patrons and create the kind of infrastructure that will allow this international event to proceed smoothly and safely. The residents of the city must be able to support the costs of an Olympic venture. The city has to maintain a positive profile. A city cannot be a hot bed for terrorists and expect to win an Olympic bid. If the city can meet these criteria, it then progresses to the stage of being a “candidate city.” the book to continue reading!

Olympic Risks

Author : Will Jennings
ISBN : 9780230300064
Genre : Law
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The task of governing the Olympic Games and the Olympic movement now takes place in an age in which states and societies are increasingly organized in response to risk. At the heart of the risk management in organising the Olympics is the tension between the inherent riskiness of mega-events, which is attributable to their scale and complexities, combined with immense societal, political and organisational pressures for the management of risk. Over time, too, staging the Olympics has become more complex, and riskier, as a consequence of its growing scale and commercial success. Since the 1980s, a profound transformation has occurred in how the Games are organised and governed, with the increased transfer of risk to the market and the spread of regulation as a mode of governance and the formal practice of risk management across functions ranging from finance to security to critical infrastructures to public health. This book is a unique theoretical and empirical analysis of how the Olympic Games are governed, exploring the challenges and pressures of staging the world's largest event and the recent emergence of the formal practice of risk management as a response of decision-makers to the operational demands and complexities of the Games.

Days Of Wonders

Author : Russell Moon
ISBN : 9780957473119
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Russell Moon, a volunteer performer in the London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony, gives us the inside story of the making of the Greatest Show on Earth. In 194 gripping, moving and funny pages we follow his adventures from first audition to final jaw-dropping performance. We discover how, with the nation, he overcomes doubts and fears to discover unexpected triumph. And how the worst rain for 100 years turned into "The Golden Summer". Along the way we meet Danny Boyle, Sebastian Coe, the Blokes in the Pub, the Mad Russian, Mercury Wings and the Hi-Vis girls. We learn the secrets of the Cave of Wonders, Nurse Sandwiches, bending chimneys, and VOM 1. With over 60 unique behind the scenes photographs and full cast list this is an inspirational and uplifting adventure not to be missed.

Forman S Games

Author : Lance Forman
ISBN : 9781785901249
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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On 6 July 2005, the world held a collective intake of breath as IOC president Jacques Rogge declared: 'The games of the 30th Olympiad in 2012 are awarded to the city of ... London.' Despite the images of jubilant crowds in the streets of Britain's capital, there were some, like Lance Forman, for whom those words spelled only dread and uncertainty. His 100-year-old, fourth-generation family business, H. Forman & Son, was facing eviction to make way for the Olympic Stadium, and teetered on the brink of collapse. A full, unexpurgated account of his fight to keep the firm alive, Forman's Games lifts the lid on the fierce battle that pitched Forman's, the country's finest purveyor of smoked salmon, against the combined might of the UK authorities and the IOC in the run-up to the 2012 London Olympics. It is a story of skulduggery and bullying mounted against 350 local businesses, employing over 12,00 people, who stood in the way not just of the world's most famous sporting event, but of an opportunity to develop the land on which they had successfully run businesses over decades.

Target London 2012

Author : Robin H. Meakins
ISBN : 9781440187971
Genre : Fiction
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Secret agent Ian Shaw dreamed of bombs destroying the London Olympics stadium to start a new Fire of London not knowing if it was a premonition or a warning. He forgot it until he overheard a plot to destroy the Eurostar inside the Channel Tunnel that eventually he stopped by reluctantly killing two bombers. Then he retired to forget his wife’s murder. He was recalled to translate Arabic documents so saving the London Barrage and starting the hunt for Abdullah’s Death to the Infidels and his wife’s murderer. Was there a link? He returned to Saudi Arabia to search among the Bedouin for Abdullah to trace him to France, England and Florida. It was a fight against a giant octopus with tentacles everywhere funded by drug money. He and his colleagues had to solve a jigsaw puzzle to find the terrorists before they attacked football stadiums and the London Olympics to kill or maim thousands. It was a race against time to destroy those people apparently living normal lives while waiting to wreak mayhem. Until they were eliminated no one was safe as all around death lurked killing everyone who opposed terrorism.


Author : Michael Gillard
ISBN : 9781448217427
Genre : True Crime
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ONE OF THE DAILY MAIL'S BOOKS OF THE YEAR 2019 'Reveals criminal corruption on a scale that the Kray twins would never have dreamt of' John Pearson, Profession of Violence, The Rise and Fall of the Kray Twins 'Gillard's detailed investigation makes for a stunning and shocking read' Barry Keeffe, The Long Good Friday 'Legacy illustrates the sordid links between business, politics and organised crime' Ioan Grillo, El Narco and Gangster Warlords When billions poured into the neglected east London borough hosting the 2012 Olympics, a turf war broke out between crime families for control of a now valuable strip of land. Using violence, guile and corruption, one gangster, the Long Fella, emerged as a true untouchable. A team of local detectives made it their business to take him on until Scotland Yard threw them under the bus and the business of putting on 'the greatest show on earth' won the day. Award-winning journalist Michael Gillard took up where they left off to expose the tangled web of chief executives, big banks, politicians and dirty money where innocent lives are destroyed and the guilty flourish. Gillard's efforts culminated in a landmark court case, which finally put a spotlight on the Long Fella and his friends and exposed London's real Olympic legacy.

London Olympics

Author : Janie Hampton
ISBN : 0747808228
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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The fourth Olympic Games of the modern era, in 1908, were set to be held in Rome, but when Mount Vesuvius erupted in 1906, Italy needed all her resources to rebuild Naples. London stepped up to the plate and with only two years to prepare the British Olympic organisers pulled off a successful Olympic Games. Miraculously, they managed to do so while shunning all municipal and government assistance and using only private enterprise for the arrangements. In under a year, the White City stadium was built on the site of the forthcoming Franco-British exhibition, with a running track, cycling track, football field, swimming pool and platform for gymnastics and wrestling. Events at the 1908 Olympic Games included real tennis, tug-of-war, motor-boat racing, archery, rackets, and rugby; Olympic lacrosse also made its last appearance at these games. In 1948 the Olympics came to Britain again, and to a country still recovering from the Second World War. During this Austerity Era, food, clothing and gasoline were heavily rationed, and the Olympic organizers had to make do with what little they had at their disposal. The indomitable spirit of Londoners cheerfully overcame every obstacle, including shortages of equipment and appalling weather. British women athletes sewed their own uniforms; American competitors shared their beef steaks with the British; and the French brought a goods train full of wine and steak. Czechoslovakian Emil Zátopek, Fanny Blankers-Koen from The Netherlands and British Boy Scouts traveled together on the London Underground. Medals were awarded for art and poetry. The entire budget for the 1948 Games was £760,000, and they turned a profit of £29,000. The first two London Olympics offer food for thought in the run-up to London 2012, with its multi-billion pound budget during a global economic recession, new sporting arenas, Olympic villages, and high-speed rail links. This history of London Olympics, which concludes with a look ahead to 2012, is a timely and fascinating chronicle of the Olympic Games of another age.

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