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Urban Studies Research Guide: Olympics and the City

Sarajevo 1984 & 1995

Indexes / Databases / Other E-Resources

Olympic Impact StatementsA series of economic impact reports prepared by different organizations, beginning with the 1984 Summer Games.

Mega-Events & the OlympicsThe Olympic Games alone have displaced more than two million people in the last 20 years, mostly the homeless, the poor, and minorities such as Roma and African-Americans. This resource provides information developed by the Centre on Housing Rights and Evictions.

Olympics Past & Present: This page links to resources about the Olympic Games. Links include official Olympic Web sites, media sites, historical resources, and more.


Urban Studies Abstracts:  Includes scholarship on how Olympic Games affected housing, city plans, transportation, homelessness, etc. 

Sociological Abstracts:  Important for information on social effects and implications of mega-city sporting events, the Olympics, etc. A great complement to Urban Studies Abstracts. 

Avery Index: Includes scholarship on Olympic architecture, urban design, etc.

Academic Search Premier: Multidisciplinary database covering a wide variety of journals, news magazines, dissertations, etc. 

Print & E-Resources