An overview and periodisation of the summer Olympic Games in their 120-year old history from Athens in 1896 to the Rio de Janeiro Games of 2016. It considers the shifts in the defining influence of events, as the political and the economic influences changed through time. The work of Bakhtin is employed to illuminate phases, shifts and transformations in this narrative.
|Title of host publication||Sport, media and mega-events|
|Editors||L.A. Wenner, A.C. Billings|
|Place of Publication||London|
|Number of pages||18|
|Publication status||Published - 13 Mar 2017|
Tomlinson, A. (2017). Twenty-eight Olympic summers: historical and methodological reflections on understanding the Olympic mega-event. In L. A. Wenner, & A. C. Billings (Eds.), Sport, media and mega-events (pp. 51-68). London: Routledge.