Children Rights and Mega Sporting Events in 2014

15th August 2019

Author - Karen Petry, Till Müller Schoell

Children Rights and Mega Sporting Events in 2014


Public awareness of the impact of Mega Sporting Events on children rights is a recent phenomenon and it shows considerable variation between countries. This research was conducted in order to collect evidence and increase awareness on direct and indirect effects of MSEs to mitigate risks and enhance opportunities for children. It outlines differences between 12 countries (Brazil, France, Germany, India, Italy, the Netherlands, Russia, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, the United States and the United Kingdom), and examines how media covered the Mega Sporting Events (MSEs) and their impact on human rights and particular on children rights.