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Research on mega and other large-scale events started becoming popular more than 30 years ago, especially in the field of tourism and leisure. Scholars mainly discuss the economic impact of these events1 whereas studies commissioned by event organisers often attempt to justify the use of taxpayers’ money in staging these events.2 Literature reviews show that events may also create other impacts or, what is frequently defined as legacies, in the social, environmental, infrastructural, touristic or sporting fields. Legacy …
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