Title: The impact of major games on hosting city:
The case of Sydney Olympics
Olympic Games had developed and now become one of the most significant international sporting event (Malfas, M et al. 2004), from the first Olympic games host in Athens in 1896, a lot of countries wants to win the bid of hosting this event in their country. For the 2012 Olympic games, there are nine countries that showed they are interested in bidding the Olympic games. However, five countries were qualified by Internetional Olympic Committee (IOC) and London won the bid of hosting 2012 Olympic games eventually. "To win a bid to host an Olympic Games a city must develop a plan that is attractive both to the IOC but
also to host community and key interest groups in the host city. Unless there is strong support across the
board for an Olympic bid – bipartisan political support and an absence of active lobby groups against the
Games – the bid is bound to fail." Cashmen(2002).
One of the attraction to IOC offering London for the game is their legacy planning, obveriously, the main reason behind the decision to choose the city to host the olympic game is their potenial positive impact of hosting the Games (Malfas, M et al. 2004). Kelso,P (2011) reported that London's promise to deliver a transforming legacy from the 2012 Olympics was a key part of its success in wining the right of hosting Games. the IOC(2000) issued that the Olympic game is about lasting legacy not about making profit and the legacy consists of the improvement of infrastructure for the host country’s athletes and the macroeconomic benefit associated with hosting a global event. As the IOC is right to stress that the Olympic Games should have a valuable and useful Post-Game life. This will be sure that the legacy will be continued to a positive years after the games has been held. Poynter,G and MacRury,I (2009), It can be seen that IOC has more conseidering about the legacy issue in the year which London bid the...