Japan : soft and hard legacy of the Olympic Games / Mikhail Komarov

Komarov, Mikhail

This article deals with the topical issue of the Olympic Games legacy taking into consideration the rising costs of this mega-event. The ideas of soft and hard legacy are revealed, specific examples are given. In addition, the concept and the organizational structure of the 2020 Olympics are analyzed. The theoretical basis («Action & legacy plan») and the real situation are discussed with the indication of the prospects and future projects for the creation and use of the legacy. «Action & legacy plan», which is a compilation of the Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee’s approach to the action and legacies that should be left to the future generations, is thoroughly reviewed in this paper.

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