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Subject/Keyword
Winter Olympics
Banff National Park
Type of item
Thesis
Degree grantor
University of Alberta
Author or creator
Williams, Cheryl
Supervisor and department
McDermott, Lisa (Physical Education and Recreation)
Examining committee member and department
Washington, Marvin (Business)
Piper, Liza (History and Classics)
Department
Physical Education and Recreation
Specialization

Date accepted
2011-09-26T19:38:09Z
Graduation date
2011-11
Degree
Master of Arts
Degree level
Master's
Abstract
This case study deals with the failed bid by Calgary Olympic Development Association to host the 1972 Winter Olympics in Banff National Park. The bid committee argued that the international exposure garnered by a locality would result in economic growth and amateur athletic development. Opponents to the use of a national park as an Olympic site challenged the importance of the Games to Banff’s identity as a world class destination, and the recreational role of national parks. Through textual analysis of newspaper and archival documents, and interviews, the case of the failed 1972 Winter Olympic bid reveals discourses of the role of national parks in the 1960s. As a result of the 1972 Winter Olympics bid, multiple constructions of Banff National Park emerged, as a site of importance for sport, tourism, and environmental protection.
Language
English
DOI
doi:10.7939/R3B593
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License granted by Cheryl Williams (cdw5@ualberta.ca) on 2011-09-22T16:59:58Z (GMT): Permission is hereby granted to the University of Alberta Libraries to reproduce single copies of this thesis and to lend or sell such copies for private, scholarly or scientific research purposes only. Where the thesis is converted to, or otherwise made available in digital form, the University of Alberta will advise potential users of the thesis of the above terms. The author reserves all other publication and other rights in association with the copyright in the thesis, and except as herein provided, neither the thesis nor any substantial portion thereof may be printed or otherwise reproduced in any material form whatsoever without the author's prior written permission.
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