Hampshire and the Olympic Games: a local history of a global event


Polley, Martin (2009) Hampshire and the Olympic Games: a local history of a global event At British Society of Sports History Annual Conference. 17 - 18 Jul 2009.

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The Olympic Games have rarely been confined to the host city, yet most popular Olympic history ignores the wide array of localities that have hosted Olympic events. With London set to host the Games for a third time, and much play being made of how some events will be held away from the city so that the Games can be seen as truly national, it is instructive to look at the non-metropolitan events of 1908 and 1948. Using Hampshire as a county case study, this paper will explore why some sports were held away from these Games' main centres, how the events fitted into the geographical and economic contexts of various parts of Hampshire, and what this type of approach can tell us about the interrelationship between global events and local history.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Venue - Dates: British Society of Sports History Annual Conference, 2009-07-17 - 2009-07-18
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Keywords: olympic games, history, hampshire, london, local history, 1908, 1948
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ePrint ID: 66741
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July 2009Published
Date Deposited: 15 Jul 2009
Last Modified: 18 Apr 2017 21:31
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URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/66741

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