With every passing day, global attention to mega-events like the World Cup and Olympics & Paralympics seems to escalate. The upward trend of interest in these increasingly significant international competitions are certainly linked to urban development.
Predictions, outcomes, and opinions on sporting events and their urban legacies are wildly different. The perspectives in the press–both negative and positive, pessimistic and optimistic–present a diverse spectrum of important topics for us to consider. As of late, we’ve seen most of the media traffic around the following: Brazil 2016, the 2024 Games, and games from the past two decades.
As this track record of rising interest parallels the volume and intensity of media pieces on the topic, we wanted to highlight those articles that pertain most to our book topic: Bidding for Development: How the Olympic Bid Process Can Accelerate Transportation Development .
Please check out our press collection and let us know what you think!
Brazil for the 2016 Olympics and Paralympics
Chicago Tribune on Brazil – Woes and realities for 2016
UK Reuters on Brazil Realities and challenges to address, but cautious optimism for 2016
Bloomberg on Brazil 2016 Failure to meet bid book promises
Cities in the Running for the 2024 Olympics and Paralympics
CBS on L.A. for 2024 1984 L.A. as it applies to current 2024 running
Biz Journals on Boston Boston 2024 as a catalyst for development on pre-existent/pre-planned projects in the city
WAMU NPR DC Radio on D.C. 2024 Washington 2024 bid pros and cons
Inside the Games on Istanbul Is it an urban legend or will Istanbul bid for a 6th time for 2024?
New York Times on 2024 Bidders Comprehensive recap!
CBS on Montreal 1976 Olympics “boondoggle” stadium, where cigarette taxes finally covered debt after 30 years
Houston Culture Map on Munich Munich 1972 urban development successes
Global Atlanta on Atlanta 1996 and Istanbul Dr. Tamer Cavusgil–one of our very own book resource experts–on mega-events!
Sports Illustrated on a range of past stadia “What Happens…After the Games?”
Other News on Global Games
Fox Sports on 2022 Winter Games bidders…finalists are down to three…
India Times on Tokyo 2020 Critiques on urban preparation
Sport Better Cities Excellent platform and convener on “all things mega-event”
International Olympic Committee IOC has recently reformed the bid book-with revamped guidelines related to urban development!