Title

“What’s Our Olympic Legacy?”: A Case Study of One Community’s Efforts to Optimize Youth Sport Programming Following a Mega-Sporting Event

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book Title/Conference

Journal of Olympic Studies

Volume

2

Issue

2

Publisher

Scholarly Publishing Collective

Publication Date

10-1-2021

First Page

84

Last Page

109

Abstract

The present research was designed to identify stakeholders’ perceptions of the ways Park City, Utah, has leveraged its role as a host community during the 2002 Winter Olympics to optimize youth sport programming over the subsequent two decades. Through focus groups with athletes, parents, coaches, and administrators, the present study highlights multiple factors that have impacted the experiences and outcomes associated with organized youth sport participation in Park City. Findings shed light on the role of mega-sporting events as a catalyst to shape youth sport participation.

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