2021 年 31 巻 4 号 p. 4_445-4_456
This study sought to clarify the components of the legacy to sport and social aspects from the Olympic and Paralympic Games. We conducted semi-structured personal interviews with 39 participants between the ages of 20 and 86 who had experienced the Olympic and Paralympic Games in their own countries in various positions. Text data on the factors of “sport” and “social legacies” were collected. Following this, the data were summarized using the KJ method. Accordingly, the data were sorted into 28 categories – such as “came to support the players” (as a sport legacy). This was then further sorted into 24 categories, such as “the feeling of caring has increased” (as a social legacy). On the other hand, it was also clear that there were negative sport and social legacies, such as “recognizing the shortcomings of one’s home country”. In order to create and sustain a positive sport and social legacy, it is necessary to pay attention to the negative legacy as well. Moreover, this research suggests the need to develop measures to bridge the “legacy gap”.