Will #WeThe85 finally include #WeThe15 as a legacy of Tokyo 2020?

Simon Darcy, Tracey J Dickson

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For the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), the legacy for people with disabilities to be actively engaged in their communities after the Games has been central to their legacy commitment for some time. A legacy is what remains beyond the life of the event and as a consequence of the event. So far, there has been little evidence to demonstrate what or how social legacies, like sport participation or volunteering, remain. Vancouver 2010 is one example of how strategic planning, and early and ongoing engagement with the organizing committee can leave a legacy for host communities. However, one factor that often limits the legacy potential is the lack of learning, or knowledge transfer, between events.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOlympic and Paralympic Analysis 2020: Mega events, media, and the politics of sport
Subtitle of host publicationEarly reflections from leading academics
Place of PublicationUnited Kingdom
PublisherBournemouth University
Number of pages1
ISBN (Print)9781910042335
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2021


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