The ‘caged torch procession’: celebrities, protesters and the 2008 Olympic torch relay in London, Paris and San Francisco

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/235398
Title:
The ‘caged torch procession’: celebrities, protesters and the 2008 Olympic torch relay in London, Paris and San Francisco
Authors:
Horne, John; Whannel, Garry
Abstract:
Along with the opening and closing ceremonies, one of the major non-sports events associated with the modern Olympic Games is the torch relay. Although initiated in 1936, the relay has been subject to relatively little academic scrutiny. The events of April 2008 however will have cast a long shadow on the practice. This essay focuses primarily on one week (6–13 April) in the press coverage of the 2008 torch relay as the flame made its way from London to Paris in Europe and then to San Francisco in the USA. It discusses the interpretations offered in the mediated coverage about the relay, the Olympic Movement, the host city and the locations where the relay was taking place, and critically analyses the role of agencies, both for and against the Olympics, that framed the ensuing debate.
Citation:
Horne, J. and Whannel, G. (2010) "The ‘caged torch procession’: celebrities, protesters and the 2008 Olympic torch relay in London, Paris and San Francisco", Sport in Society, 13 (5), pp.760-770
Publisher:
Taylor and Francis
Journal:
Sport in Society
Issue Date:
29-Jun-2010
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/235398
DOI:
10.1080/17430431003650950
Additional Links:
http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/17430431003650950
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
1743-0437; 1743-0445
Appears in Collections:
JOG: Journalism and the Olympic Games Research Group

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dc.contributor.authorHorne, Johnen_GB
dc.contributor.authorWhannel, Garryen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-07-24T08:45:35Zen
dc.date.available2012-07-24T08:45:35Zen
dc.date.issued2010-06-29en
dc.identifier.citationHorne, J. and Whannel, G. (2010) "The ‘caged torch procession’: celebrities, protesters and the 2008 Olympic torch relay in London, Paris and San Francisco", Sport in Society, 13 (5), pp.760-770en_GB
dc.identifier.issn1743-0437en
dc.identifier.issn1743-0445en
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/17430431003650950en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10547/235398en
dc.description.abstractAlong with the opening and closing ceremonies, one of the major non-sports events associated with the modern Olympic Games is the torch relay. Although initiated in 1936, the relay has been subject to relatively little academic scrutiny. The events of April 2008 however will have cast a long shadow on the practice. This essay focuses primarily on one week (6–13 April) in the press coverage of the 2008 torch relay as the flame made its way from London to Paris in Europe and then to San Francisco in the USA. It discusses the interpretations offered in the mediated coverage about the relay, the Olympic Movement, the host city and the locations where the relay was taking place, and critically analyses the role of agencies, both for and against the Olympics, that framed the ensuing debate.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherTaylor and Francisen_GB
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/17430431003650950en_GB
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Sport in Societyen_GB
dc.subjectolympic torch relayen_GB
dc.subjectOlympic Gamesen_GB
dc.titleThe ‘caged torch procession’: celebrities, protesters and the 2008 Olympic torch relay in London, Paris and San Franciscoen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalSport in Societyen_GB
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