Planning for Legacy in the Post-War Era of the Olympic Winter Games

Laurab A. Brown*

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Hosting an Olympic Games has the ability to considerably change a city and community, its image and infrastructure, with long-lasting effects in host cities and regions. However, securing long term function of Olympic sites and venues has proven a difficult task, as the increasingly specialist nature and scale of venues pose a major challenge for post-Olympic use. Appropriate planning is sited as central to achieving positive legacies as a result of the games Legacy planning and policy development expanded considerably in the context of the post-war Olympic Winter Games held in Europe between 1948 and 2014. The development of legacy policy and legacy planning have affected the design, construction and legacy of venues throughout the history of the Olympic Winter Games. Through a rigorous horizontal comparative analysis of all post 1948 Olympic Winter Games candidatures and official reports from within Europe, alongside a review of Olympic legacy policy, it is clear that richer understanding of the impact of past Olympic Winter Games policy and planning developments on the built environment benefits both present and future planning.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Olympic Winter Games at 100
Subtitle of host publicationChallenges, Complexities, and Legacies
EditorsHeather L. Dichter, Sarah Teetzel
Place of PublicationAbingdon
ISBN (Electronic)9781032623207
ISBN (Print)9781032623177, 9781032623184
Publication statusPublished - 11 Dec 2023

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NameSport in the Global Society: Historical Perspectives

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