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Economic & Tourism Aspects of the Olympic Games

Patrick De Groote (Hasselt University Agoralaan/Building D BE‐3590 Diepenbeek Belgium)

Tourism Review

ISSN: 1660-5373

Article publication date: 1 March 2005



In this article the development of the Olympic Games (the biggest mega sport event ever) will be described as an interesting case in the sport‐tourism relationship. The Olympics are indeed the biggest show on earth … the most participants in history, … spectators on site and the greatest television audience ever. This marriage of convenience between sport and tourism will be explored and examplified, first in general and second by means of on historical overview (of the Summer and Winter Games) and the economic impact of the Olympic Games.



De Groote, P. (2005), "Economic & Tourism Aspects of the Olympic Games", Tourism Review, Vol. 60 No. 3, pp. 20-28.



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