International Journal of Event and Festival Management: Volume 3 Issue 3


Table of contents - Special Issue: The impacts and legacies of sports events

Guest Editors: Richard Shipway, Naomi Kirkup

The economic impact of the Comrades Marathon

Melville Saayman, Andrea Saayman

The Comrades Marathon is a world‐renowned ultra marathon that takes place yearly between the cities of Pietermaritzburg and Durban in KwaZulu‐Natal, South Africa. It attracts…


Host population perceptions of the social impacts of sport tourism events in transition countries: Evidence from Croatia

Ljudevit Pranić, Lidija Petrić, Liljana Cetinić

The purpose of this paper is to empirically investigate residents’ perceptions of social impacts from co‐hosting the 2009 World Men's Handball Championship (WMHC09) in a small…


The inspirational effects of three major sport events

Girish M. Ramchandani, Richard J. Coleman

The purpose of this paper is to investigate whether attending one‐off sport events might inspire audiences to increase their participation in sport or recreational physical…


Determinants of volunteer motivation and their impact on future voluntary engagement: A comparison of volunteer's motivation at sport events in equestrian and handball

Kirstin Hallmann, Gesine Harms

The purpose of this study is to investigate the determinants of volunteer's motivation at major sporting events, how those affect future voluntary engagement, and whether there…


A neglected legacy: Examining the challenges and potential for sport tourism development in post‐Olympic Athens

Vassilios Ziakas, Nikolaos Boukas

Although research on the impacts of the Olympic Games on Athens addressed the impact of the Games on economy, generic tourism, and urban restructuring, there has not been given to…


Leveraging tourism social capital: the case of the 2010 Olympic tourism consortium

Peter W. Williams, Aliaa Elkhashab

The purpose of this paper is to explore social capital emerging from the collective set of activities pursued by a network of stakeholders leveraging tourism benefits from the…

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