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|Title:||Economic & Tourism Aspects of the Olympic Games|
|Author(s):||Patrick De Groote, (Hasselt University Agoralaan/Building D BE-3590 Diepenbeek Belgium)|
|Citation:||Patrick De Groote, (2005) "Economic & Tourism Aspects of the Olympic Games", Tourism Review, Vol. 60 Iss: 3, pp.20 - 28|
|Keywords:||Mega events, Olympic Games, Special events, Sport, Tourism|
|Article type:||General review|
|DOI:||10.1108/eb058458 (Permanent URL)|
|Publisher:||Emerald Group Publishing Limited|
|Abstract:||In this article the development of the Olympic Games (the biggest mega sport event ever) will be described as an interesting case in the sport-tourism relationship. The Olympics are indeed the biggest show on earth … the most participants in history, … spectators on site and the greatest television audience ever. This marriage of convenience between sport and tourism will be explored and examplified, first in general and second by means of on historical overview (of the Summer and Winter Games) and the economic impact of the Olympic Games.|
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