Major sports events: regional development catalyzing effects

Major sports events: regional development catalyzing effects

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Dr. Hab., Professor L.A. Rapoport1
E.V. Kharitonova1
A.S. Markova1
1Ural Federal University (UrFU), Yekaterinburg

Objective of the study was to analyze the key provisions for the major sports events being beneficial for the regional development, with the Sverdlovsk Oblast major sports events hosting experience taken for the case study.
Methods and structure of the study. We used for the purposes of the study a standard research toolkit with its analyzing, synthesizing and benchmarking tools.
Results and conclusion. Major sports event offers great potential opportunities for long-term projects and benefits including the tangible and intangible ones for the federal, regional and municipal progress agendas, with a special priority to the sustainable regional development aspects. The major sports events heritage, benefits and success on the whole may be analyzed in the following five key dimensions.
The Sverdlovsk Oblast Government and the relevant local agencies have the necessary resource and competences for the major sports events hosting and efficient management; plus excellent competences and experience in the sports infrastructure development projects, technical servicing, television broadcasting, refereeing services, sports delegation reception and servicing, transport and logistics, clientele-specific volunteering servicing and many other major sports events related issues – to facilitate the regional development initiatives in every social, economic, political, communicative, PR, infrastructural and environmental domain.
 

Keywords: acceleration of regional development, major sports event, heritage of major event, physical education and sports development, sports infrastructure.

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