In a text about the effects of holding sports events, there is a topic called "Making people flee". I want to know if there is a verb that can be used specifically instead of "making ... flee". As an explanation, it is maintained about the issue that holding a sports event such as the Olympics in a city causes non-sports tourists to avoid coming around. As a matter of fact, escape is not intended in its exact sense of the word. Rather, I want a transitive verb that means driving someone away from a place, here sports event place.
In that context, I'd use "drives away":
"Holding a sports event such as the Olympics in a city drives away non-sports tourists."
Holding a sports event such as the Olympics in a city may deter non-sports tourists."
Verb - Deter: To discourage (someone) from doing something by instilling doubt or fear of the consequences.
past tense: deterred; past participle: deterred