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‘The Pyrenees: Olympic Laboratory’. Research on an innovative sports and tourism project of the 1990s

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KeywordsTriple Keywords
Geography
Social theory
Sociology
Literature
World literature
Western literature (Western countries)
Belles-lettres
Subject (Philosophy)
Spacetime
Space of more than three dimensions
Space and time
Space-time
Space-times
Time and space
Space-time continuum
Sociology of sports
Sports--Sociological aspects

Abstract

National audience This contribution shows the origin, intentions (sporting, cultural, territorial) and principles of this programme, and then briefly summarises the arrangements for organising the Pyrenees adventure Games in 1993. Following various studies in the geography or sociology of sport (BESSY, 1994, 2002, 2012; Augustin, 2009; Gumuchian, 1993; Barget -Gouguet, 2010; Maennig -Zimbalist, 2012; Chappelet, 2004; Obin -Corneloup, 2010; BESSY -Suchet, 2015; Burgan -Mules, 1992; Fayos-Sola, 1997; Clivaz -Marcelpoil, 2009; Guibert, 2004), followed by literature on festivals and the organisation of cultural gatherings which provides an interesting view on the subject (Gravari-Barbas, VesChambre, 2005; Crozat -Fournier, 2005; Di Méo, 2001), to explain how a temporary event can try to anchor itself in time and space to produce the territory, and above all to study the mechanisms of territorial innovation and territorial innovation in the field of sport and tourism in Pyrenees.

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