Sport, Tourism and the Olympic Games

Call for Papers

Journal of Sport & Tourism

Special issue:  Sport, Tourism and the Olympic Games

Deadline for submission:  8 January 2010

Purpose of the special issue:

Every four years the gaze of the public around the world turns towards the Olympic Games and the level of media interest generated by the event provides opportunities for the host city to raise its profile as a tourist destination. This moment in the sun can be contrasted with ongoing investment associated with the bidding process, Games planning and legacy management. The complexity of economic, social, environmental and political dimensions has produced analyses and reports of research in journals across a number of disciplines and the relationship between tourism and the Olympic Games is gaining wider recognition.  The status of the Birds Nest stadium in Beijing as an important domestic tourist attraction and the detailed plans to monitor the tourism impact of the Vancouver 2010 Olympics are noteworthy but it is also timely to place these recent developments in a broader context.

This special issue seeks high quality papers that address any issue concerning the relationship between tourism and the Olympic Games. Papers can be conceptual or empirical and indicative topics include:
•    The Olympics and tourism demand
•    Adaptive practices of transportation systems and hospitality organisations during the Games
•    Leverage practices to influence the spatial and temporal impacts of the Games on tourism

Requests for further information and expressions of interest should be directed to the Guest Editor for this special issue, Professor Graham Brown.

Manuscripts should be sent electronically as an eMail attachment directly to .  All submissions will be subject to JS&T’s standard double-blind peer review process.  Authors should prepare manuscripts according to JS&T’s instructions for authors available on the journal webpages: www.tandf/journals/titles/14775085.asp

Special Issue Contact Details:

Graham Brown
School of Management,
University of South Australia