Claude Sobry

Claude Sobry
University of Lille Nord de France

PhD

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https://www.mdpi.com/2071-1050/13/23/13318 Chongli, an internationally renowned ski mecca, is famous for hosting the 2022 Winter Olympics. As a booster of local economic development, ski tourism facilitates Chongli in moving away from poverty, and provides a new model for the economic development of other impoverished areas in China. The aim of th...
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Tourism is a strategic industry for the Portuguese economy, with a continual growth since the beginning of the twenty-first century. The sport tourism sector is also rapidly expanding, highlighting in particular golf, nautical sport tourism and nature sport tourism. Sporting events are also considered strategic opportunities for tourism in Portugal...
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This book aimed to outline the importance of sport tourism, particularly the contribution of small scale sport tourism events for local sustainable development. This final chapter synthesizes the findings and current trends of nine countries across three continents that participated in this international research project. As illustrated in the nine...
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Through this case study, we show how implementing a running race in a small Swiss Valley can foster sustainable tourism and local development on the economic and social terms with a limited environmental impact. Results show that there are significant expenditures spent by the participants, at least a part of which benefits the local population. Mo...
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The Bucharest International Marathon is the most important street running event in Romania. The main purpose of the study was to examine the profile of runners who participated at this event and to highlight the impact of this road race in the territory from economic, environmental, and sociocultural perspective. The research was based on a common...
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Tourism in general and sport tourism in particular are growing in Brasil. This growth is due to the sheer size, diversification, and quality of the country’s vast natural resources, and also due, in part, to the organization of major sporting events in the last decade. The organization of small scale sport tourism events, such as road races is also...
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Until recently, sport and tourism were studied as two distinct spheres of activity. However, the intersections between these two social phenomena have been gradually increasing, and the growing demand for travel related to sport has created the need for a new tourism segment, referred to as sports or sport tourism. The relationship between sport an...
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Phalempin is a small town (4500 inhabitants) located 13 km south of Lille, north of France) now mostly a dormitory suburb. The territory includes a small forest part of the half marathon. On July 19th, 2016 was run the 32nd edition of the traditional road running, one of the most famous and recognized sport event in the region, organized by two ass...
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This book outlines the impacts of small scale sport tourism events on local sustainable development in different countries. Using half marathons organized in small and medium sized cities as an example, the chapters are robust case studies, applying a unified methodology in order to provide a clear overview of the sport tourism system in each count...
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Sport tourism is one of the fastest growing sectors within the global tourism industry. Within this geopolitical context, small scale sport tourism events offer a wealth of opportunities for local host cities and communities. As such, many countries and municipalities within these countries want to capitalize on the local and global opportunities o...
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While significant efforts have been made to define the conceptual boundaries of sport tourism, less attention has been paid to designing a method of studying sport tourism events comparatively. As such, the comparative method introduced in this chapter by the International Research Network on Sport Tourism (IRNIST) helps scholars and practitioners...
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In the last years, Romania has made major efforts to develop the skiing areas and some important projects have been implemented in the Carpathian Mountains. This research highlights the low efficiency of ski slopes and ski areas concerning the functionality during the winter season, even though a number of investments have been made. Some examples...
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Over the last few years, golf has increasingly contributed to the development of tourism. In order to attract many golfers it is necessary to develop quality infrastructure, meaning not only golf courses, but also restaurants, hotels and leisure facilities. Based on data provided by diverse golf associations, federations and other organizations, we...
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The equestrian tourism is a fast growing sector considered as a form of active recreation, of adventure tourism, ecotourism or nature-based tourism. The aim of this research is to analyze the equestrian tourism in France and Romania highlighting the potential of each country, in order to see how the experience of a country could be used by another...
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International sport events have often been regarded as a development opportunity for their host countries. For Qatar, the Handball World Championship (HWC) of 2015 may be viewed as a step towards hosting the FIFA World Cup of 2022. The aim of this study was to measure the non-economic impact of the HWC on the young generation of Qatar, all national...
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The aim of this study is to present a historical approach of Romanian winter sports tourism focused on the importance and the future oriented development of the skiing activity and ski resorts, having as landmarks: the end of the 19th century, the beginning of the communist regime (1948) and the fall of the communism (the Revolution of 1989). Based...
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Cet article montre que le tourisme sportif n’est pas une simple association entre deux secteurs : le sport et le tourisme qui sous-entend que ces derniers s’utilisent mutuellement pour se renforcer économiquement. Il s’agit plutôt d’un domaine socio-économique à part entière constituant une opportunité de développement social et économique pour des...
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This paper conducts a systematic evaluation of one of the primary journals in the field of sport tourism research since its establishment in 1993. Drawing on extant literature with varying disciplinary approaches, this meta-review traces the development of key concepts and definitions underlying an evolving epistemology connected to sport tourism,...
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Full text available here: https://issuu.com/aplikativnakineziologijaprivat/docs/sustainable_development_of_sports_t or download here: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/282868580_Profiling_participants_of_sporting_events_in_the_natural_environment_trails_running_races
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The main goal of this 3 volumes work is to study the methods of governance of sport and the purposes pursued in 35 countries, as well as to glance towards structures which participate in sport structuring and in its evolution under the crossed light of History, Sociology and Economy. The two first volumes give a realistic survey of the contrasted s...
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The main goal of this 3 volumes work is to study the methods of governance of sport and the purposes pursued in 35 countries, as well as to glance towards structures which participate in sport structuring and in its evolution under the crossed light of History, Sociology and Economy. The two first volumes give a realistic survey of the contrasted s...
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The main goal of this 3 volumes work is to study the methods of governance of sport and the purposes pursued in 35 countries, as well as to glance towards structures which participate in sport structuring and in its evolution under the crossed light of History, Sociology and Economy. The two first volumes give a realistic survey of the contrasted s...
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Nowdays China is in a transition from the planned economy to the market economy. During the transition all activities have rapidly developed, and so it is with China's high-performance sports. However, due to the inadequate reformation of the sports system, the sports organization structure is still not clear enough. So, according to the current re...
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The appearance of new sports practices during the 70’s caused induced effects like a sportivisation of the society and a diversification of the practices places, in particular with urban spaces that the sport adopted (streets, car parks, etc.). These street sports turn the performance into a show and are participating in the animation of public pla...
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The appearance of new sports practices during the 70's caused induced effects like a sportivisation of the society and a diversification of the practices places, in particular with urban spaces that the sport adopted (streets, car parks, etc.). These street sports turn the performance into a show and are participating in the animation of public pla...
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Big sporting facilities, created to accommodate a major event or to try to capture one, are very often the result of high-level political decisions which will influence their size and location. Adequate transport facilities have to be provided to assure movement to the sports arenas within reorganised urban space. Large sporting occasions, and the...
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L'actualité sportive est généralement faite de la répétition d'un certain nombre d'épreuves qui reviennent régulièrement dans le calendrier, plus quelques autres qui s'y immiscent ponctuellement et à grand renfort de publicité (The Race, le Défi Jules Vernes), ce qui permet de suivre les exploits de quelques sportifs dont les noms reviennent de man...
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Nowdays China is in a transition from the planned economy to the market economy. During the transition all activities have rapidly developed, and so it is with China’s high-performance sports. However, due to the inadequate reformation of the sports system, the sports organization structure is still not clear enough. So, according to the current re...

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This project outlines the impacts of small scale sport tourism events on local sustainable development in different countries. Using half marathons organized in small and medium sized cities as an example, the chapters are robust case studies, applying a unified methodology in order to provide a clear overview of the sport tourism system in each country. The book begins with a description of the methodologies used and an overview of the countries studied. The country chapters focus on several dimensions of sport tourism in each city, including but not limited to the history of past sport tourism events in the municipality, the characteristics of the city hosting the event, the demographic profile of participants in the event, and the quantifiable economic, environmental, and sociocultural impacts of the event. Each chapter concludes with analysis and policy recommendations for holding future events that contribute to local sustainable development. The book concludes by summarizing and comparing the main results across different countries, and presenting main conclusions and overarching recommendations. Written by international experts in sports tourism, this book is geared towards academic researchers and students, interested in sport tourism, sports economics, management, and sustainable development, as well as policy makers and professionals tasked with bringing such events to their cities.