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Sport 2.0Transforming Sports for a Digital World$
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Andy Miah

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780262035477

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: September 2017

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262035477.001.0001

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Citizen Journalism and Mobile Media

Citizen Journalism and Mobile Media

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Sport 2.0

Andy Miah

The MIT Press

This chapter focuses on how digital culture is re-making our understanding of citizenship by creating alternative channels of communication, activity, connection, and expression. In particular, it discusses instances of digital resistance around the Olympic Games, arguing that these antagonistic reactions are crucial components that justify the Olympic mission and a crucial means through which the Olympic idea can assert itself as a movement, rather than just a sports event. In this respect, it argues that the Olympic industries must seek to enable such expression, while also ensuring that it does not jeopardize the need for the Olympic Games to remain politically neutral.

Keywords:   Citizen journalism, Disruptive media, Mobile media, London, Paralympic Games, Ambush media, Vancouver, Sochi, Twitter

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