May 19, 2022

Guide to Online Resources: “The Social and Economic Impact of Hosting the Olympic Games”

Here’s a new and timely collection of web-based resources found in the latest issue (vol. 75 no. 1; January 2013) of C&RL News.

The XXII Winter Olympics begin in Sochi, Russia on February 17th.

This resource was compiled and annotated by Hiromi Kubo, a public services librarian at the Henry Madden Library at California State University-Fresno.

Kubo writes:

The objective of this article is to show the broad range of Internet resources addressing the impact and significance of the games on the Olympic host city. It is by no means an exhaustive list. Due to the temporal nature of the event itself, and the various restrictions and policies of the hosting country, the purpose, range, currency, and value of each of the listed sites must be carefully considered.

Furthermore, because the ripple effects of the Olympics are continuous and unpredictable, Internet resources on this topic can be very difficult to find. Thankfully, monographic and journal literature fill the gap.

Resources are Organized into the Following Categories:

  • Major Olympic organizations
  • General background of the hosting countries
  • Olympic studies and analysis
  • General background of the games
  • Public opinions and criticisms
  • Databases

Direct to Full Text: Guide to Online Resources: “The Social and Economic Impact of Hosting the Olympic Games” (via C&RL News)

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