Understanding the Legacies of a Host Olympic City: The Case of the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Games, p. 110-117

Kiki Kaplanidou
Kostas Karadakis

The Olympic Games is the world’s largest and most complex sporting event to host and manage. Such an endeavor is linked with significant public expenditure, the building of facilities and infrastructure, urban rejuvenation, and revival objectives, which can have favorable or unfavorable lasting consequences for public stakeholders (Horne, 2007). Public stakeholders (e.g., residents, local business owners, and tourists) are some of the numerous stakeholders involved with the Olympic Games. Other stakeholders include the federal, state, or provincial governments, sport and tourism organizations, volunteer organizations, and the Organizing Committee for the Olympic Games. Officials from each host city strive to host the best games possible, envisioning the longevity of positive impacts.