LEGACY: AN EXPLORATION OF THE DIMENSIONS OF LEGACY WITHIN THE MENA REGION

James Stibbs and Toby Hanscomb

This case study examines definitions of legacy derived from sporting events, unpacking hard and soft, planned and unplanned and negative and positive as possible categorisations. It looks at the risks to creating and sustaining legacies as well as the different ways legacies have been measured – and the weaknesses attached to previous methodologies. Finally, it looks at the ways that major events in the Middle East, including the FIFA World Cup, have begun to deliver legacies for the region.
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