The London 2012 Olympics and Lottery Funding: Impacts on Cultural Legacy in the UK.

Dabas, Laura (2008) The London 2012 Olympics and Lottery Funding: Impacts on Cultural Legacy in the UK. [Dissertation (University of Nottingham only)] (Unpublished)

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I chose this topic as I felt it would be extremely interesting to look into the

London 2012 Olympics from this angle, considering the current international

developments and the huge debate going on at the moment. It a controversial

and original subject and raises various important and complex issues. I very

much enjoyed exploring this topic and I feel writing this paper has opened my

eyes in many different ways. My dissertation seeks to examine the impacts of

the 2012 Olympic Games on cultural legacy in the UK and also addresses

whether or not the Olympic Lottery Raid is putting local heritage at risk.

In order to explore these research questions, my first step consists of four

main chapters, in which I discuss General Funding for the London 2012

Olympics, Regeneration, the Lottery Funding debate and finally, the Cultural

Olympiad. Then, my strategy for investigating the dissertation topic is mainly

based on a focus group session (5 participants, as well as a survey conducted

by email questionnaire (60 respondents, 3 age groups). The study was carried

out between June and September 2008, which makes it all the more

significant seeing as the Beijing Olympics were taking place at the time, and

respondents took a great interest in the general subject. My findings show

what UK residents actually think about London hosting the 2012 Olympics and

how these Games will affect the country as a whole, obviously focusing on the

cultural legacy aspect.

Item Type: Dissertation (University of Nottingham only)
Depositing User: EP, Services
Date Deposited: 02 Oct 2008
Last Modified: 15 May 2016 23:59

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