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The Olympic & Sports Movement after the Games of London 2012
June 13, 2012 @ 5:15 am - 6:15 pm
Lecture at the University of Bath.
Andrew Ryan, is giving a lecture on The Olympic & Sports Movement after the Games of London 2012 on Wednesday 13 June at 17h15 in lecture theatre 5W 2.3.
Andrew is currently CE of ASOIF (Association of Summer Olympic International Federations) and as such is at the heart of sporting politics at the highest level.
It will last 45mins with 15 mins for questions.
The fast growing influence and interest in sport from society, largely driven by the media, and the related issues show no sign of slowing down not only in the UK, particularly following the award of the 2012 Games to London, but on a global scale.
The growth in revenues to sport, continuing through the current economic crisis, has led to the creation of an expanding “sports industry” employing tens of thousands of people worldwide.
However, there are a number of indicators that point toward serious challenges to the Sports and the Olympic Movement and this lecture will explore these both in a UK and global context and look at how the International Sports Federations are addressing these.
We will look at the current and future challenges to sport as well as the economics of the Olympic Movement and the position of the UK in the global sports matrix.