The Sochi Predicament : Contexts, Characteristics and Challenges of the Olympic Winter Games in 2014

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Title The Sochi Predicament : Contexts, Characteristics and Challenges of the Olympic Winter Games in 2014
Date 2013
Editor(s) Petersson, Bo; Vamling, Karina
English abstract
For a variety of political, climatic, ecological, security-related and other resons, the Russian summer resort of Sochi by the Black Sea would seem a most unlikely candidate for the Olympic Winter Games. Despite this, the Games will be held there in February 2014, and the Russian leaders regard the Games as a highly prestigious project underlining Russia's return to a status of great power in the contemporary world. This book conducts a thorough inventory of the contexts, characteristics and challenges facing the Sochi Games. It deals with the problems from Russian, Georgian, Abkhazian and Circassian pespectives and makes in-depth analyses of profound challenges related to matters such as identity, security, and ethnic relations. The book brings together an international group of eminent scholars representing different disciplinary perspectives, including political science, sports science, ethics, ethnology, and Caucasian studies.
Publisher Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN 978-1-4438-4937-1
1-4438-4937-5
Pages 258
Language eng (iso)
Subject(s) Olympic Games
Sochi Winter Olympic Games
Sochi
North Caucasus
Vladimir Putin
Circassians
Humanities/Social Sciences
Research Subject Categories::SOCIAL SCIENCES
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/2043/16481 (link to this page)

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