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About 6,500 athletes who already have earned their spots for the Tokyo Games are in for 2021 under redrawn qualifying regulations published...
DENVER (AP) — U.S. Olympic leaders are facing a growing rebellion inside their ranks about holding the Tokyo Games.
A pro-Olympics take. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l6L5Vhnf9zA If you have ever been in Pittsburgh during the National Football League season, you are seeing one of the best sports cities...
Taxpayers on the hook. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bl889W2A4M0 Sometimes you wonder why politicians ever even think of spending public money on the Olympics. There are so many Olympics sized...
The organizers of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics are looking for a few good men to help with the presentation of the event. In fact, the organizers are looking for more than a few good men.
The Olympics, whether it is the summer or winter version, is a hyped television show that lasts about two weeks which brings out the rah rah nationalism that is a major part of the presentation.
It is getting more difficult for owners, sports leagues and sports organizations to get public money to build stadiums or arenas or Olympics venues. The International Olympic Committee keeps getting the door slammed in its face when begging for billions to fund the IOC’s every other year sports spectacles.
For anyone who has been around politics this much is known. You can hire a consultant or an economist and pretty much get the results you want because the hired help will find numbers to fit the narrative you are seeking. The Olympics is a case in point.
AT & T also now owns Turner Sports which includes various partnerships including Turner’s deal with the National Basketball Association and the National Collegiate Athletic Association and one of the major sports TV events, the Men’s College Basketball Tournament.
What is it about the Olympics that drives politicians and business leaders of various countries into denial when it comes to actually figuring out what hosting an Olympics really costs and how much of that debt is shoved onto taxpayers?