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London 2012: Olympic ‘legacy’, Olympic education and the development of social capital in physical education and school sport: a case study

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This case study explores the possibility of the proposed ‘youth sports legacy’ of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, and the values inherent in Olympic education which are connected to the delivery of Physical Education and School Sport towards developing young people through the theory of social capital.

The case study addressed the opinions and experiences of six 14-15 year-old young people from a school situated close to the main Olympic site who took part in semi-structured interviews which explored their experiences of Physical Education and School Sport and any possible London 2012 initiatives they may have participated in.

This case study also explored the opinions of five members of different sporting and government bodies that were identified by the researcher as key to delivering a ‘youth sports legacy’ in a London borough.

These participants were selected on the basis of providing data that identified aspects and London 2012 initiatives that could be linked to the theory of social capital. In addition to these participants, three PE teachers, of the same school as the young people, were selected to help provide and identify how Olympic type values are delivered in Physical Education and School Sport and how these values could develop young people’s social capital.

 

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Reference :  Defroand, J. (2012) London 2012: Olympic ‘legacy’, Olympic education and the development of social capital in physical education and school sport: a case study. M.Phil. thesis, University of Birmingham.

 

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