Showing posts with category "olympics"

Going Juantorena

The current IAAF Track and Field World Championships and the 800m final inspired me to reflect on Alberto Juantorena' unusual 800m/400m gold medal "double" in

February 15, 2022
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olympics

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow

The Room for Debate blog at the New York Times runs a series of short opinion pieces today about the lack of snow in Vancouver at the opening of the Winter

February 15, 2022
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2010 winter olympics

Vancouver Olympic Blitz

Paragraph 4 of this from the Sports Business Daily is priceless.

February 15, 2022
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economic impact

Olympic post-mortem

Personally, less viewing was more fun. It was a shame though, to see "home-cooking" in the Men's 500m short-track race, where a Canadian judge made a marginal

May 12, 2020
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2010 winter olympics

Beijing Olympic Games Open

The opening ceremonies of the Beijing Summer Olympic games are today. I wrote a short article for the July/August issue of Foreign Policy on some of the

May 12, 2020
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olympics

It's all Greek to Economists

Financial turmoil has roiled Greece over the past several weeks. There is real concern that budget deficits in that country will lead to its government

November 22, 2019
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mega-events

"Going for the Gold: The Economics of the Olympics"

The Summer Olympics are just around the corner and the Spring 2016 issue of the Journal of Economic of Economic Perspectives has a paper on the economics of

November 1, 2019
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economic impact

Olympic Stew

A few random thoughts related to the Olympics:

September 13, 2019
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olympics