Stefan Szymanski

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World Cup Tourist Numbers

The South African Tourism and Migration Report for June 2010 was published today, and facinating reading it makes. Table 3

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Economics and tournaments

Last weekend Charles Knoeber, Theofanis Tsoulouhas and Tomislav Vukina of North Carolina State organized an excellent conference on the economics

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South African World Cup tourist arrivals part 2

The South African statistical service fooled me into thinking the July figures would appear in another month, when in fact

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A historic day for football

Association football, that is. FIFA, the world governing body, has announced that it has reached agreement with FIFPro, the international

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Globalization and sporting nationalism

Despite being much over-hyped, globalization is a genuine phenomenon in sports. Absent barriers (legal, economic or cultural) to mobility, talent

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For heaven's sake, not cricket again!

Sorry, but this is all just too exciting to resist. Trying to explain to non-cricket fans why this England-Australia series

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The world's greatest cricketer retires

The Australian spin bowler Shane Warne announced his retirement from international cricket yesterday. His 699 wickets (batsmen retired) in test

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About suffering they were never wrong,The Old Masters

Tuesday’s crushing defeat of England by Australia demonstrated exactly why cricket fans love the game and the rest of the

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Ties That Bind Us

Last Saturday the British Horseracing’s Champion Flat Jockey contest was settled…in a tie. Seb Sanders and Jamie Spencer shared the

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Sportsmanship

The Ryder Cup is almost upon us and, regardless of the outcome, it is likely to produce another outpouring of

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Ball tampering and the war on terror

Last week President Bush had to deny leaked stories of threats made to the Pakistan government in order to get

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Yankee go home!

The wranglings over English Premier League clubs is now beginning to sound like a script from Dallas. Here is a

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