On-line papers


Jul 15 2022 | 4:27 PM

Panagiotis Panagiotopoulos

Candidate Dr. Harokopio University, Department of Economics and Sustainable Development, Greece

Roido Mitoula

Professor, Harokopio University, Department of Economics and Sustainable Development, Greece

Evangelia Georgitsogianni

Professor, Harokopio University, Department of Economics and Sustainable Development, Greece

Eleni Theodoropoulou

Professor, Harokopio University, Department of Economics and Sustainable Development, Greece

Abstract: Sports activities and sporting events are of major importance for the development of the tourist product of a tourist destination as well as for the wider development of this place.

This paper presents the results of empirical research through a specially designed questionnaire in the context of the doctoral dissertation entitled "The contribution of sport to sustainable regional development". Respondents' answers are compared before and after the COVID-19 pandemic. SPSS program was used for statistical analysis as well as extracting conclusions and correlations.

The purpose of the research is to study the behavior of tourists and whether they are satisfied and to what extent by the sporting services during their travels or not. Also, the purpose of the research is to investigate if sport and sports tourism contributes to sustainable tourism development and to what extent.

Questions are therefore answered as to whether there is interest in sporting activity during tourism, and if so to what extent. Also, what kind of sporting activity is the one that attracts the most tourism to an area, as well as whether tourists would be willing to pay extra money to have sports events or activities at their disposal. How motivating are sports and sporting events to visit a place? What percentage of time do sports activities take up compared to other basic activities during the tourist's trip?

The research shows that there are no significant differences in the behaviors of tourists before and after the pandemic. A person’s involvement with sports activities during tourism does not show a significant correlation with the involvement or not in his daily life. Also, sporting events and activities in general are a big part of the tourist activity as it is also found that constitutes an important element for visiting destination.

It can be safely concluded that tourism and sports are nowadays interrelated concepts that affect each other's results to a large extent, having a two-way relationship.

Key Words: Sports, Tourism, Sporting activity, tourism development, sustainability

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Oct 12 2016 | 5:25 PM

By: Camila Florencia Tort Universidad Torcuato Di Tella
ABSTRACT: The aim of this article is to highlight the basis, values and positive impacts of the Olympic Games. Besides being a major event, the Olympic Games bring with it, important values and ideas; they try to send a message to the world. This year will be focused on children and refugees. Not to mention, the value of the Olympic Truce itself, that is recognized by the international community and its customs.

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IASL Presentation on "The Status of Sports Lawyers in the World"

Oct 03 2012 | 9:47 PM

IASL Presentation on "The Status of Sports Lawyers in the World" on the framework of Sports Law section of the International Convention on Science, Education and Medicine in Sport (ICSEMIS 2012)


Dimitrios P. Panagiotopoulos

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A Warning to Disciplinary Panels of Regulatory Bodies: The Impact of "Bloodgate" Goes Beyond Sport

Jul 18 2011 | 2:56 PM

By: Chris Connolly

A rugby team physiotherapist was struck off for his role in the "Bloodgate" scandal. The English High Court quashed this decision and remitted it back to the disciplinary panel with the direction that it reach a decision and clearly explain the reasons for that decision. This case demonstrates that where a disciplinary panel of sporting or non-sporting regulatory body does not give adequate reasons for a decision that has seriously detrimental consequences for the person before it, that decision may be open to legal challenge.

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General Aspects of Brazilian Sports Law and Its Daily Applicability

Oct 22 2002 | 3:20 PM

This study aims to inform the reader in a brief manner the main aspects of the Brazilian sports law and to demonstrate that, on being considered the “football country”, all of its legislation was drawn bearing football in mind, leaving aside practically all of the other sport modalities.

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From disorder to order: The Olympic mythical archetype

May 09 2003 | 3:15 PM

The foundation of the Olympic Games is directly derived from the mythical world of ancient Greece and its symbolic products: the stories of gods and heroes .

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Dr. Amaresh Kumar, Secretary General: Sports Law India

Dec 30 2003 | 4:12 PM

Indian Supreme Court Judgement on Sports Activities

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Lex Sportiva

Apr 15 2005 | 3:10 PM

This paper research a part of sports law, as a field of study, primarily relating to the ability of sports institutions to produce rules of law in the context of their institutional autonomy within the legal order at national and international level for sporting activities and competition-related issues.

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Doping and Nutritional Supplements - Parallel Lives

Nov 03 2006 | 4:07 PM

The physical performance of an athlete is a personal achievement, which is only ensured by the moral rules and law, and is projected as a good that serves as an ideal to society. Therefore the athlete struggles for the one, true, fair, good, kind and free, a procedure of beauty and goodness.

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International Treaty of Sport

Jan 15 2011 | 1:14 PM

In our time and age, the milieu of sport is rapidly evolving as never before and this process has created not only new vistas for the better but also new challenges in the socio economic, cultural and legal spheres which were not considered central to the sport interaction hitherto.

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Evaluations concernant la législation turque en matière de paris sportifs & Attentes des clubs

Jan 25 2011 | 11:19 PM

Sports Betting in Turkey are conducted under State Control and Supervision. The Government has transferred its Sports Betting organisation to a Private Company by making a tender.

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Lex Sportiva and International Legitimacy Governing:Protection of Professional Players

May 20 2011 | 4:02 PM

Lex Sportiva and International Legitimacy Governing:Protection of Professional Players 

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