2 Jun 2018 | 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. | Protecting our planet / Debate

The Legacy of Mega-sports Events

From the Olympic Games to the FIFA World Cup, what are the economic, social and environmental impacts of mega-sports events? The kick-off of World Cup 2014, which has seen Brazilians protest over the cost of its organisation, is a reminder that such events generate many lasting outcomes on the host country. What is the effect of the world’s biggest sporting events on local, regional, and national economies? What about the issue of sustainability and the subsequent use of the event infrastructure? Join this debate to discuss the legacies of major sports events.