The best Olympics ever?: social impacts of Sydney 2000

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State University of New York Press, 2002 - Sports & Recreation - 262 pages
Despite International Olympic Committee president Juan Antonio Samarach's proclaiming the Sydney 2000 Olympics as the "best ever, " the truth of the matter is much less one-sided. In The Best Olympics Ever? Helen Jefferson Lenskyj discloses what the Sydney 2000 Olympic industry suppressed: the real costs and impacts.

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Contents

Olympic Industry Boosters and Critics
13
Reconciliation and Sydney 2000
67
The Real Legacy
107
Copyright

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About the author (2002)

Dr. Helen Jefferson Lenskyj is Professor of Sociology at the University of Toronto. Her other publications include Out on the Field: Gender, Sport & Sexualities (Women's Press, 2003), Out of Bounds: Women, Sport & Sexuality (Women's Press, 1986): Inside the Olympic Industry: Power, Politics & Activism (Suny Press, 2000); Best Olympics Ever? The Social Impacts of Sydney 2000 (Suny Press, 2002).