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Should US Olympic Training Be Federally Supported?

Here’s a short post about the sacrifices made to make an athlete an Olympian. Mama, don’t let your babies grow

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Gold Medals, Red Ink: NBC to Lose $200 Million on Games

A number of media outlets are reporting that NBC will lose about $200 million dollars on the 2010 Vancouver Olympic

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Olympic Distance Running -- Dominated Strategies?

In Thursday's 800m final, David Rudisha set the track on fire with a new world record -- the first ever

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Olympic Athletes -- Real Life Avengers

The Olympics hooked me from my earliest memories of Bill Toomey, Lee Evans, and Jim Hines in Mexico City in

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Mega Event Legacy Update: Athens Edition

I have been watching quite a bit of World Cup coverage, and the announcers seem to have gone out of

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Monday Potpourri: Olympic Edition

Rio was selected to host the 2016 Summer Olympic Games. Despite lobbying by President Obama, First Lady Obama, and mega-star

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"Technological Doping"? - The Speedo LZR

Swimming has its version of the aluminum bat, an improvement in capital design that makes "labor" very productive, at least

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The Economy and the Olympics

There's an article on the front page of today's Denver Post about the effect of the stumbling economy on the

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Beijing Olympic Games Open

The opening ceremonies of the Beijing Summer Olympic games are today. I wrote a short article for the July/August issue

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Boxing Could Face Future Olympics Knockout Blow

The Olympic Games have long been regarded as the highest standard in the sport of amateur boxing, with fighters from

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It's all Greek to Economists

Financial turmoil has roiled Greece over the past several weeks. There is real concern that budget deficits in that country

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"Going for the Gold: The Economics of the Olympics"

The Summer Olympics are just around the corner and the Spring 2016 issue of the Journal of Economic of Economic Perspectives

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