Reawakening sport and community engagement in a previous Olympic Host City : capitalising on the Athens 2004 Olympic volunteer legacy 17 years on / Niki Koutrou, Geoffery Z. Kohe

Koutrou, Niki | Kohe, Geoffery Z.

Edited by Bournemouth University - 2021

This project aimed to revise understanding of the current experiences of civil and volunteer sector stakeholders. It employed a qualitative, mixed-method, research design comprising strategically targeted semi-structured interviews and surveys with 19 civil society professionals and Athens 2004 volunteer programme administrators and participants. Findings reveal that the Athens 2004 Olympic Games was aided by existing sector expertise and resources, eventually encouraged further third sector development in the country, and inspired individuals to continue wider volunteer-related work. Additionally, while broader social, political, economic factors and a lack of post-Games strategy hindered sector development, new collaborative opportunities were also created. Ultimately, these findings provide a critical appraisal and guidelines for enhancing future Olympic volunteer legacies in host cities.

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