publication . Article . 2014

Locating and mitigating risks to children associated with major sporting events

Brackenridge, CH; Rhind, D; Palmer-Felgate, S;
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  • Published: 30 Apr 2014 Journal: Journal of Policy Research in Tourism, Leisure and Events, volume 7, pages 237-250 (issn: 1940-7963, eissn: 1940-7971, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Informa UK Limited
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
Despite recent efforts to blend sport and human rights, activism for children's rights in sport has historically been marginalised. The positive 'social legacy' of sport events frequently masks more problematic issues, including child exploitation. We argue that harms to children in hosting communities of major sporting events (MSEs) should be a focus for both research and intervention since the plight of such children is currently a political blind spot. The article examines the evidence for four major sources of risk for children associated with such events: child labour, displacement resulting from forced evictions for infrastructure development and street cl...
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free text keywords: Child exploitation, Major sporting events, Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Management, Geography, Planning and Development
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publication . Article . 2014

Locating and mitigating risks to children associated with major sporting events

Brackenridge, CH; Rhind, D; Palmer-Felgate, S;