Cost

  • Photo: Nelson Oliveira/Flickr
    30.08.2018 /
    How much money went into the hosting of the 1950 FIFA World Cup in Brazil? And what about the 2014 World Cup? A group of Brazilian journalists has explored the costs of these events and is now planning to expand to project to cover all FIFA World Cups.
  • Photo: Mark Botham/Flickr
    03.04.2018 /
    In spite of measures designed to secure competitive balance in European football, the transfer market still lacks transparency and regulation in a number of areas, says new report from the European Commission.
  • Photo: Thomas Søndergaard/Play the Game
    28.11.2017 /
    Will the legacies of major sporting events always be cost overruns, abandoned venues, and human rights clampdowns?
  • Photo: Jan Kruger/Getty Images for Soccerex
    06.09.2017 /
    Head of La Liga claimed to have produced analysis showing that Paris Saint-Germain’s acquisition of Brazilian striker is "financial doping" and served several blows to the Qatari-owned club when speaking at the Soccerex Convention today.
  • Photo: G Traveler/Flickr
    03.11.2016 /
    An inquiry into spiraling costs for converting the main 2012 London Olympic stadium into a Premier League football ground has finally been ordered more than two years after the problem was first revealed.
  • Photo: Fernando Frazão/Agência Brasíl/Flickr
    By Juliana Barbassa
    26.08.2016 /
    The Rio de Janeiro Olympics were sold to the population as an opportunity to transform the city and build lasting legacies. Now that the Games are over, not even winning the Olympic gold in the national sport, football, can cover up the disappointment over the missed opportunities, the failed promises, and the tremendous cost, says Juliana Barbassa in this comment piece in which she asks if it was all worth it. Her answer is no.
  • Photo: COLOURBOX
    04.08.2016 /
    The Olympics have the highest average cost overrun of any type of mega-project – something that, according to researchers from SAID Business School and Oxford University, should be a cause for caution for anyone considering hosting the Games.
  • Photo: Boston 2024 logo/Wikimedia
    20.08.2015 /
    In a state-backed report, consultants find the Boston 2024 bid’s costs to be underestimated and the benefits overestimated. Boston 2024 organisers say the report missed out on details and is flawed.

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