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Author Zimbalist, Andrew S., author

Title Circus maximus : the economic gamble behind hosting the Olympics and the World Cup / Andrew Zimbalist
Published Washington, D.C. : Brookings Institution Press, [2015]
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 174 pages)
Contents What's wrong with the Olympics and the World Cup -- Setting the stage -- The short-run economic impact -- The long-run economic impact -- Barcelona and Sochi -- Rio-Brazil and London -- Bread or circuses?
Summary Examines the impact of hosting major sporting events, including the World Cup and the Olympics, looking at the hollow claims given by private industry boosters and government supporters who promise an economic boon that never arrives
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 137-163) and index
Subject World Cup (Soccer) -- Economic aspects.
Hosting of sporting events -- Economic aspects.
Olympics -- Economic aspects.
Soccer -- Economic aspects.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 081572652X (electronic bk.)
9780815726524 (electronic bk.)
(hardcover ;) (alk. paper)
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