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Uncommon knowledge

Bronze beats silver, and other surprises from Olympic studies

By Kevin Lewis
August 17, 2008

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Previous research has found lackluster economic benefits from hosting mega-events such as the Olympics. New research suggests that the disruptions in the host city - or at least the perception of disruptions - are actually a major boon to competing locales. In 2002, the year Utah hosted the Winter Olympics, counties with ski resorts in Colorado netted an additional $160 ... (Full article: 845 words)

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