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    Bidding for major sporting events: key issues and challenges faced by sports governing bodies in the UK

    Walters, Geoff (2008) Bidding for major sporting events: key issues and challenges faced by sports governing bodies in the UK. Working Paper. Birkbeck, University of London, London, UK.

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    Abstract

    Executive summary: The next decade has been described by the government as a ‘golden decade for sport’ due to the variety of internat ional sport events that the UK is due to host. These include mega events such as the London 2012 Olympics and the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, major events such as the 2019 Cricket World Cup, and a large number of major showcase sport events including the World Squash Championships and the World Modern Pentathlon Championships. The UK is considered to be one of the le ading nations in the sport event market and sport governing bo dies (NGBs) in the UK maintain a strong reputation for stagi ng well-organised sport event s. However, bidding for the rights to host mega sport event s, one-off events, and international showcase sport events has become more competitive over the last decade. There is a need to address the issues that NGBs face when bidding to host international sport events to ensure that the UK remains a competitive venue for sport events.

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    Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
    Additional Information: Birkbeck Sport Business Centre Research Paper Series V1(1) - ISSN: 1756-8811
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Business, Economics & Informatics > Management
    Research Centre: Sport Business Centre
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 21 Mar 2017 14:33
    Last Modified: 21 Mar 2017 14:33
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/18387

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