Sport Participation Legacy and the Olympic Games: The Case of Sydney 2000, London 2012, and Rio 2016

Reis, A. C., Frawley, S., Hodgetts, D., Thomson, A., & Hughes, K. (2017). Sport Participation Legacy and the Olympic Games: The Case of Sydney 2000, London 2012, and Rio 2016. Event Management, 21(2), 139–158. http://doi.org/10.3727/152599517X14878772869568

Sport participation as a legacy of the Olympic Games (OG) has frequently featured as a component of the “legacy package” that government bodies and organizing committees promote to the local communities to gain support for the hosting of these mega-events. However, only recently increased sport participation has been explicitly included as part of a legacy plan in OG candidature files. This article examines the changes and development of sport legacy planning and implementation from Sydney 2000, London 2012, and Rio 2016. The three case studies confirm that sport participation legacies are only achieved if host governments engage the community, develop long-term strategies, and coordinate efforts between different government portfolios and with a range of relevant stakeholders. So far, there is limited evidence available to demonstrate that relevant government bodies have attempted to strategically leverage the Games with the purpose of developing a sport participation legacy for the wider population.

Examining the plumbing: looking at the inhibitors and enablers of the trickle down effect

This post is my presentation from the Sport Management Association of Australia and New Zealand (SMAANZ) 2015 Conference.

This post contains the abstract and slides.

Hodgetts, D. (2015). Examining the plumbing: looking at the inhibitors and enablers of the trickle down effect. Paper presented at the Sport Management Association of Australia New Zealand Conference, Hobart, Australia. Continue reading Examining the plumbing: looking at the inhibitors and enablers of the trickle down effect

Darts technical manual

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This manual offers in depth explanation of the game of darts and darts technique. The manual also includes darts specific coaching information on: skill acquisition, physiology, psychology, planning training, coaching children, coaching players with a disability, training game and drills and tournament strategies.

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Quantitative analysis of sport development event legacy: an examination of the Australian Surf Life Saving Championships

Hodgetts, D., & Duncan, M. J. (2015). Quantitative analysis of sport development event legacy: an examination of the Australian Surf Life Saving Championships. European Sport Management Quarterly, 1–17. doi:10.1080/16184742.2015.1021824

Please click here for a copy of the Author’s Accepted Manuscript.

Research question: This study explores whether the conduct of an unleveraged major event, the Australian Surf Life Saving Championships, leaves a legacy in terms of making a contribution towards the ongoing sport development of surf life-saving. This is an area of event legacy research that has received little empirical research.
Research methods: Secondary data sources from the event host organisation were used as indicators of sport development. Regression analysis, adjusting for changes in the outcome variable outside of the host location (Perth, Western Australia), was used to identify if hosting the event was associated with changes in indicators of attracting, retention and nurturing of sport members in the host location.
Results and findings: The only significant adjusted results were a decrease in membership for the host club and an increase in competitor numbers for Western Australia and the Perth metropolitan area, suggesting hosting the event offered some retention and nurturing opportunities for sport development.
Implications: This study contributes to sport event legacy literature through examining a non-mega, single sport event and its effects on sport development and suggests that hosting the event only had a limited effect on indicators of sport development. The study uses a regression analysis method that could be used to examine legacy from other events.

A major sporting event can leave a media legacy: a content analysis of print media resulting from the Australian Surf Life Saving Championships at Scarborough, Western Australia

This post is my presentation from the Sport Management Association of Australia and New Zealand (SMAANZ) 2014 Conference.

The post contains the abstract, with presentation video and slides being added after the conference.

Hodgetts, D., & Duncan, M. (2014). A major sporting event can leave a media legacy: a content analysis of print media resulting from the Australian Surf Life Saving Championships at Scarborough, Western Australia. Paper presented at the Sport Management Association of Australia New Zealand Conference, Melbourne, Australia. Continue reading A major sporting event can leave a media legacy: a content analysis of print media resulting from the Australian Surf Life Saving Championships at Scarborough, Western Australia

Lessons Learned From the Trial of a Cardiometabolic Health Nurse

Happell, B., Hodgetts, D., Stanton, R., Millar, F., Platania Phung, C., & Scott, D. (2014). Lessons Learned From the Trial of a Cardiometabolic Health Nurse. Perspectives in Psychiatric Care, n/a–n/a. doi:10.1111/ppc.12091

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Sport mega-events and a legacy of increased mass participation in sport: reflecting on the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games

From the Oxford Brookes University 2012 – Legacies for Learning series

Hughes, K., & Hodgetts, D. (2014, May 11). Sport mega-events and a legacy of increased mass participation in sport: reflecting on the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Oxford Brookes University. Retrieved November 2, 2014, from https://radar.brookes.ac.uk/radar/items/abd4432c-d2d0-07e8-2da6-edf9a3740f41/1/ Continue reading Sport mega-events and a legacy of increased mass participation in sport: reflecting on the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games