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Olympic Games

Overview page. Subjects: Sport and Leisure.

An ancient Greek festival with athletic, literary, and musical competitions held at Olympia every four years, traditionally from 776 bc until abolished by the Roman emperor Theodosius I in...

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Neighborhood impacts of Atlanta's Olympic Games

Harvey K. Newman.

in Community Development Journal

April 1999; p ublished online April 1999 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Development Studies; Public Policy; Social Impact of Environmental Issues (Environmental Science); Development Planning and Policy. 0 words.

Mega-events such as the Olympic Games offer cities the opportunity to attract economic development and to market themselves on a global scale. Decisions made by business and public leaders...

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Sports and Sport Industry

Michael J. Haupert.

in The Oxford Encyclopedia of Economic History

January 2003; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Economic History. 3642 words.

The origins of most sports are shrouded in the uncertain mists of history. Anthropologists know that the Olympic Games date

News Droughts, News Floods, and U. S. Disaster Relief

Thomas Eisensee and David Strömberg.

in The Quarterly Journal of Economics

May 2007; p ublished online May 2007 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Economics. 0 words.

This paper studies the influence of mass media on U. S. government response to approximately 5,000 natural disasters occurring between 1968 and 2002. These disasters took nearly 63,000...

Health impact assessment of the 2012 London Olympic transport plans

Mark McCarthy, Robert J. Ravelli and Mike Sinclair-Williams.

in The European Journal of Public Health

December 2010; p ublished online March 2010 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology; Economics of Health; Health, Illness, and Medicine. 4842 words.

Background: Transport is a structural determinant of health. We have assessed the potential of transport plans for the 2012 London Olympic Games to achieve the sustainability...

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Gilbert, A. C.

Frederick J. Augustyn.

in American National Biography Online

P ublished online December 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 1352 words.

Gilbert, A. C. (15 February 1884–25 January 1961), toy manufacturer, marketer, and lobbyist, was born Alfred Carlton Gilbert, the son of Frank Gilbert, a banker, and Charlotte Ann Hovenden...

Brundage, Avery

Allen Guttmann.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sports and Outdoor Recreation; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Construction. 2163 words.

Brundage, Avery (28 September 1887–08 May 1975), athlete, businessman, and sports administrator, was born in Detroit, Michigan, the son of Charles Brundage, a stonecutter, and Amelia...

Perceptions of Zika virus risk in Germany in 2016

Julie Obenauer, Nicole Rübsamen, Stefanie Castell, Mahrrouz Hoodgarzadeh, Carolina J Klett-Tammen, Rafael T Mikolajczyk and André Karch.

in The European Journal of Public Health

February 2018; p ublished online July 2017 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology; Economics of Health; Health, Illness, and Medicine. 4092 words.

Abstract

Background

Risks associated with Zika virus (ZIKV) transmission in the Americas have been discussed widely...