The rise and fall (and rise and fall) of the Olympic Games as an economic driver / Victor Matheson

Matheson, Victor

This chapter traces the history of mega-sporting events, with a focus on the Summer and Winter Olympic Games, and examines how potential host countries have reacted to the financial successes and failures of previous events.

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In the processes required to host a sports mega-event, corruption has been prevalent on numerous occasions, leading to unnecessary costs becoming the ultimate responsibility of a host government’s taxpayers. Little progress has be...

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