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dc.contributor.authorFrawley, Stephenen_US
dc.contributor.authorToohey, Kristineen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-04T20:39:28Z
dc.date.available2017-04-04T20:39:28Z
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.date.modified2010-07-30T07:17:36Z
dc.identifier.issn17430437en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/17430430903053208en_AU
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/30184
dc.description.abstractThis study investigates how the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) was involved in the formation of the Sports Commission (SSC) within the Sydney Organising Committee for the Olympic Games (SOCOG) and as a critical contributor to the staging of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games. Using a figurational sociological framework, the intended and unintended consequences of the AOC's strategic and operational involvement are explored. The case shows how important early negotiations were in the case of the Sydney Olympics, when the host governments and Olympic Organising Committees were inexperienced in Olympic negotiations and distracted by the euphoria of securing the games. This left the more knowledgeable Olympic organisation, the AOC, well placed to leverage its prior experience and extensive Olympic figurations, in order to gain a strategic advantage over the other Australian Olympic stakeholders. The research makes a contribution to Olympic studies, specifically in relation to the role of the host National Olympic Committee (NOC) in the organising of an Olympic Games. Furthermore, the research findings have management implications for the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and future host NOC's, particularly in relation to the structuring of Olympic Organising Committee governance arrangements.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherRoutledgeen_US
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdomen_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom947en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto966en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue7en_AU
dc.relation.ispartofjournalSport in Societyen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume12en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCommerce, Management, Tourism and Services not elsewhere classifieden_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode159999en_US
dc.titleThe importance of prior knowledge: the Australian Olympic Committee and the Sydney 2000 Olympic Gamesen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.date.issued2009
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text


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