Circus Maximus: The Economic Gamble Behind Hosting the Olympics and the World Cup
This is a third edition of a book that analyzes the claim that cities chosen to host either an Olympics or World Cup experience an economic windfall. The author focuses on the upcoming Tokyo 2020 summer Olympics and World Cup 2022 in Qatar. Zimbalist looks at major cities like London, Barcelona, Rio de Janerio, and Boston that have previously hosted these sporting events to provide context for cities that are currently bearing the weight of exploding expenses, corruption, and protests
Brookings Institution Press
World Cup, Soccer, Hosting of sporting events, Economic aspects, Olympics
Zimbalist, Andrew, "Circus Maximus: The Economic Gamble Behind Hosting the Olympics and the World Cup" (2020). Economics: Faculty Books. 3.