chapter  7
16 Pages

Community capacity and the 2010 Winter Olympic Games

WithRob VanWynsberghe, Brenda Kwan and Nicolien Van Luijk

This case study offers an inside view into community capacity building in the planning,

organizing and hosting of mega-events. Community capacity refers to the characteristics

of a community that affect its ability to identify, mobilize and address social and public

health issues of concern.