The Legacy of the Olympics: Economic Burden or Boom? (Page One Economics Classroom Edition)

Page One Economics IconCompetition, sportsmanship, and national pride are the foundations of the Olympics, but how much do the Olympics cost the host city and country? What are some of the economic benefits and deficits? Is the investment in the Olympics worth it in the end? Read about previous host experiences with the economic side of the Olympics in the August 2012 issue.

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