“What’s Our Olympic Legacy?”: A Case Study of One Community’s Efforts to Optimize Youth Sport Programming Following a Mega-Sporting Event
Journal of Olympic Studies
Scholarly Publishing Collective
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.
Dorsch, T. E., Vierimaa, M., Terwillegar, M., Coffman, J., & Shaw, T. (2021). “What’s our Olympic legacy?” A case study of one community’s efforts to optimize youth sport programming following a mega sporting event. Journal of Olympic Studies, 2, 84-109.