Sporting event case studies

The sporting event case studies linked from this page cover geographical themes including regeneration, economic development and tourism with global sporting events.

Brazil 2014

Ideas, activities and links relating to the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, including cultural geography, development issues, primary ideas, a Top Trumps game and much more.

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London 2012

Lots of ideas and resources to help you carry out fieldwork around the Olympic Park and other areas of East London. This area also includes a variety of photographs and links and a look at the potential legacy of the London 2012 Games.

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Vancouver 2010

A compilation of resources linked to the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, including the official Education Program, sustainability, Aboriginal participation, a 'Destination Vancouver' project pack, and Google Earth.

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Beijing 2008

These teaching materials have been funded, written and compiled as a joint project between the Australian Geography Teachers' Association (AGTA) and the Geographical Association.

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Germany 2006

These materials first appeared on the GA website in the run up to the 2006 FIFA World CupTM in Germany. Although the focus is on one particular tournament, the resources and activity ideas can easily be adapted for use with other major sporting events.

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Athens 2004

In 2004 the Australian Geography Teachers' Association (AGTA) produced a teaching resource based around the Athens Olympics. Sports Geography: The Athens Games is an excellent example of how geography can showcase itself in the context of world sporting events.

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Euro 2004

These materials first appeared on the GA website in the spring of 2004 in the run up to a summer packed with sporting events. The original page has been supplemented with resources from the FA, and the materials link well with the Germany 2006 page.

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Sydney 2000

Bob Digby's article 'Teaching about the Olympics' was published in Teaching Geography Summer 2007 and focuses on the Sydney 2000 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Four resources accompanying the article are available to download free in this section.

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Medal Mapping

The materials and extension activity ideas on these pages are intended as a supplement to 'Going for Gold' from the Beijing 2008 resources, and can also be used in conjunction with 'Unit B' from the Athens 2004 resources. Some of the activities can be adapted for use with any sporting event.

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