Olympic Bids Analytical Essay by Nicky

Olympic Bids
An analysis of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) bid process.
# 147766 | 1,171 words | 10 sources | APA | 2011 | US
Published on Jun 28, 2011 in Sport (Olympics)

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The purpose of this paper is to identify whether the IOC considers urban planning issues in their decision-making process. An analysis is conducted of the IOC's bid process, and the recent successful bids. This is supplemented with information from secondary sources that examine the relationship between host cities and the Olympic Games.

Changing Relationship Between Host Cities and the Olympics
Infrastructure Planning
Social Planning
Environmental Planning

From the Paper:

"While Beijing was a highly publicized example of the IOC weighing social factors into its selection criteria, the relationship between the International Olympic Committee and bid cities has changed in recent years, with an increasing emphasis on social criteria. The successful Vancouver bid for the 2010 Winter Olympics included rapid transit improvements, and an athlete's village that will revert to social housing when the Games are completed. London's successful 2012 bid also featured social housing elements. The Olympics have long been a catalyst for change in all of their host cities, but it is unknown the degree to which the IOC has actively participated in this process."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Macaloon, John J. (2007). This Great Symbol: Pierre de Coubertin and the Origins of the Modern Olympic Games. Routledge.
  • No author. (2001). IOC Awards 2008 Games to Favored Beijing. Associated Press. Retrieved April 5, 2009 from http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/olympics/news/2001/07/13/beijing_games_ap/
  • No author. (2008). Games of the XXXI Olympiad 2016 Working Group Report. International Olympic Committee Retrieved April 5, 2009 from http://multimedia.olympic.org/pdf/en_report_1317.pdf
  • No author. (2008). 2016 Candidate Procedure and Questionnaire. International Olympic Committee Retrieved April 5, 2009 from http://multimedia.olympic.org/pdf/en_report_1318.pdf
  • 2008, C. C. (2001). Paris Olympic. Paris: Groupe Moniteur

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