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CLIP 13781

The pros and cons of large sporting events

The  pros and cons of large sporting events
Key Info
  • The pros and cons of large sporting events
  • A range of opinions on the costs and benefits of large sporting events such as the Olympics and Commonwealth Games are expressed. What the possible health, social and financial benefits of events are and whether evidence from previous events bears out these predictions is discussed. The question of whether there is enough funding or the right kind of funding in place to bring improvements to local communities after the Olympics is discussed. Whether such events are successful models for regeneration is covered along with the specific idea that an event such as the Paralympics could potentially help shape positive opinion of people with disabilities.
  • Subject:

    Physical Education


    Business of Sport

  • Keywords: WhoNeedsSport, Olympics, Paralympics, sport, regeneration, health
Ideas for use in class
  • Use the questions featured as proposals for classroom debate, with different teams arguing for or against. Look at case studies of specific events and their impact nationally and locally. Link to geography topics on urban regeneration.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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