Peak event: the rise, crisis and potential decline of the Olympic Games and the World Cup

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Title
Peak event: the rise, crisis and potential decline of the Olympic Games and the World Cup
Journal
Tourism Management
Author(s)
Müller Martin, Gogishvili David, Wolfe Sven Daniel, Gaffney Christopher, Hug Miriam, Leick Annick
ISSN
0261-5177
Publication state
Published
Issued date
04/2023
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
95
Language
english
Abstract
This paper tracks the growth of two of the largest tourist events: the Olympic Games and the Football World Cup, drawing on a dataset containing all events between 1964 and 2018. Overall, the size of the three events has grown about 60-fold over the past 50 years, thirteen times faster than world GDP. We identify an S-shaped growth curve and four different growth periods, with an emergent crisis phase in the late 2010s that may have brought us to ‘peak event’ – the point at which these events have reached their largest size. Outlining three different scenarios, we argue that the Olympics and the World Cup are at a critical bifurcation point, which also requires new bidding and hosting policies.
Keywords
Mega-events, Modernity., Growth, Host citie,s Olympic games, Football world cup
Open Access
Yes
Funding(s)
Swiss National Science Foundation / PP00P1_172891
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