Preston Robert Tisch Institute for Global Sport

The Olympics and Global Events

This course provides students with a comprehensive knowledge of the Olympic Movement, the Olympic and Paralympic Games, and other global sport mega-events such as the FIFA World Cup, the Commonwealth Games, the Rugby World Cup, and more. The course allows students to understand and critically analyze topics such as Olympic and international sport governance structures, bidding on and hosting sport mega-events, the perspectives of stakeholders such as athletes, parents, coaches, media, and sponsors, the concepts of legacy and sustainability, and the social and environmental consequences of these mega-events.
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Associated Degrees