Olympic Games and expectations: The factor analysis model about Olympic Urbanism and Olympic Villages

Author/s Valerio della Sala
Publishing Year 2024 Issue 2023/132 Language English
Pages 21 P. 127-147 File size 235 KB
DOI 10.3280/SR2023-132006
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Editions of the Olympic Games have given rise to an important urban transformation that has opened a new critical perspective on the new urban dimension of the Games, especially in the construction of the three main physical elements: the athletics stadium, swimming facilities and, above all, the «Olympic Village». The study analyses the Winter and Summer Olympic Games in a general way, with particular attention to the relationship between the Olympic spatial dimension and the urban fabric. The relationship of interdependence between the city and the Olympic Games has evolved through new models of development of the Olympic event that have marked the importance of the transformation processes of the city. The lack of previous studies allows us to affirm the importance of the study for the academic debate on the future of the Olympic Village. The study used quantitative factor analysis to investigate the different variables and responses of the Olympic specialists who participated in the sample. The study will observe the perceptions and expectations of respondents through statistical analysis, considering the three elements identified: social, territory and organization.

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Valerio della Sala, Olympic Games and expectations: The factor analysis model about Olympic Urbanism and Olympic Villages in "SOCIOLOGIA E RICERCA SOCIALE " 132/2023, pp 127-147, DOI: 10.3280/SR2023-132006