Economy

  • 03.08.2018 /
    Analysis: The recent World Cup in football was named “the best ever” by the FIFA President. But from an economic point of view, its legacy is questionable. The investments surpassing 25 billion USD may turn out to be highly disproportionate to the benefits. Economist Matthias Fett looks at the numbers.
  • Photo: Greg Martin/IOC
    08.02.2018 /
    The IOC has unveiled a new scheme aiming to reduce the cost of hosting summer and winter Olympic Games with more than $1 billion. Is it enough to curb years of cost overruns, asks Professor of sports economics, Wladimir Andreff.
  • 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: Colourbox
    01.02.2017 /
    The Swedish Olympic Committee initially wanted to host the 2022 winter Games, but the city said no. Now, the tune has changed. A majority in the municipality of Stockholm wants to proceed with a bid to host the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games in 2026.
  • Photo: Toshihiro Gamo/Flickr
    09.01.2017 /
    By 2016, the cost of preparing the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games had almost quadrupled the initial budget. But then, Tokyo got a new governor.
  • Photo: Getty Images for Soccerex
    28.09.2016 /
    Both La Liga and Premier League are looking to expand to overseas markets, but expansion could ensue changing dynamics and perhaps end up weakening the domestic leagues.
  • Photo: The Department for Culture, Media and Sport/Flickr.
    16.08.2016 /
    The Rio 2016 Paralympic organisers have run out of cash. Eduardo Paes, mayor of Rio de Janeiro, promises that the city will cover any extra costs ahead of next month’s Paralympic Games.

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