Outdoor sports in the periphery
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Outdoor sports in the periphery book
While the Tokyo 2020 Games were initially conceptualized as one of the most compact Games ever held, many sports were later relocated to distant venues. Using the examples of mountain biking in Izu and surfing in Ichinomiya this chapter discusses the process of relocation to rural areas and its impact on the host communities as well as the sports themselves. Looking beyond 2020, the chapter discusses how outdoor sports can function as drivers for rural revitalization.