n African Journal for Physical Health Education, Recreation and Dance - Editorial

Supplement 2
  • ISSN : 1117-4315


This Special Issue of AJPHERD critically examines the legacies associated with the hosting of mega sport events, with a focus on the 2010 FIFA World Cup (Africa's first mega event). The 2010 FIFA World Cup was widely heralded as being successful. However, research on legacy impacts encourages an examination of long-term impacts to address whether benefits accrued can be sustained and what are the costs. The latter is often neglected given the focus on generally inflated economic forecasts and the hype associated with mega events.

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