Circus Maximus: The Economic Gamble Behind Hosting the Olympics and the World Cup

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Athletes compete for national honor in Olympic and World Cup games. But the road to these mega events is paved by big business. We all know who the winners on the field are--but who wins off the field? The numbers are staggering: China spent $40 billion to host the 2008 Summer Olympic Games in Beijing and Russia spent $50 billion for the 2014 Sochi Winter Games. Brazil's total expenditures are thought to have been as much as $20 billion for the World Cup this summer and Qatar, which will be the site of the 2022 World Cup, ...

Circus Maximus: The Economic Gamble Behind Hosting the Olympics and the World Cup 2016, Brookings Institution Press

ISBN-13: 9780815727248

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Circus Maximus: The Economic Gamble Behind Hosting the Olympics and the World Cup 2015, Brookings Institution Press, Washington DC

ISBN-13: 9780815726517

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