Showing posts with category "olympics"

Here's Yer Intangible Effect - Right In the Kisser, Alice!

Assessing the intangible impact of sports has become an important area of research in the past few years. Most research tries to document, or value intangible

February 16, 2022
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crime

Boxing Could Face Future Olympics Knockout Blow

The Olympic Games have long been regarded as the highest standard in the sport of amateur boxing, with fighters from all over the world battling through years of hard work to just make it to the to...

February 16, 2022
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olympics

Olympic Distance Running -- Dominated Strategies?

In Thursday's 800m final, David Rudisha set the track on fire with a new world record -- the first ever under 1:41.   He led from start to finish and pulled

February 16, 2022
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game theory

Should US Olympic Training Be Federally Supported?

Here’s a short post about the sacrifices made to make an athlete an Olympian.

February 16, 2022
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olympics

Olympic Athletes -- Real Life Avengers

The Olympics hooked me from my earliest memories of Bill Toomey, Lee Evans, and Jim Hines in Mexico City in 1968.   The Super Bowl, The Tour de France, the

February 16, 2022
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general

Jim Ryun, Where Are You?

In "Slow and Steady Loses the Race" in today's WSJ (subscription required for access to entire article), Cameron Stracher addresses a question of interest to

February 16, 2022
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general

Mega Event Legacy Update: Athens Edition

I have been watching quite a bit of World Cup coverage, and the announcers seem to have gone out of their way to complement the new stadiums built for the

February 16, 2022
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economic impact

Quick Notes & Links

The NHL is thumping its chest over an excellent season for business.  Says Commissioner Gary Bettman, ""By whatever method of measurement you want to use --

February 16, 2022
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college football

That Giant Sucking Sound from Edmonton

That sound you heard at the end of each period in the US-Canada gold medal game was the giant sucking sound of a multitude of potties being flushed at the

February 16, 2022
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2010 winter olympics

Canadian Hockey, Sex, and My Golf Game

Related to Skip's post, how much happiness was generated in Canada by Sunday's hockey victory?

February 16, 2022
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2010 winter olympics

Gold Medals, Red Ink: NBC to Lose $200 Million on Games

A number of media outlets are reporting that NBC will lose about $200 million dollars on the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Games broadcast. The network paid $2.2

February 16, 2022
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media

Capital-Labor Substitution in Production: Sports Writing Edition

Newspapers are in deep trouble. That has been clear for some time. It looks like things just got worse for sports writers. The Intelligent Information

February 16, 2022
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capital