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Title The Sochi Winter Olympic Games : Walking a Tightrope
Author(s) Petersson, Bo ; Vamling, Karina
Date 2013
Editor(s) Petersson, Bo; Vamling, Karina
English abstract
For a variety of political, climatic, ecological, security-related and other reasons, 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 perspectives 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.
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Publisher Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Host/Issue The Sochi Predicament : Contexts, Characteristics and Challenges of the Olympic Winter Games in 2014
ISBN 1-4438-4937-5
Pages 1-18
Language eng (iso)
Subject(s) Caucasus
inter-ethnic relations
Sochi Olympics
Humanities/Social Sciences
Research Subject Categories::SOCIAL SCIENCES
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