Sports economics is a well-established and dynamic area of study; a key component in the fields of sport management, sport science and sport studies, as well as in other areas of economics, finance and management. Covering amateur to professional sports, individual events and organised tournaments, this Handbook provides an authoritative contribution to the understanding of sport in the economy. The editors of The SAGE Handbook of Sports Economics have brought together a global team of respected scholars to create this benchmark collection of insights into sports economics. Each chapter includes a study of a specific context in which issues arise in sports economics, a critical presentation of its main theoretical contributions, an overview of current research findings, and an outline of enquiry for future research. PART I: The Nature and Value of the Sports System and Economy; PART II: Amateur Sports Participation, Supply and Impact; PART III: Professional Team Sports; PART IV: Professional Sports Leagues; PART V: Sports Events and their Impacts; PART VI: Individual Sports; and PART VII: Future Research.

The Economic Impact Measurement of the Olympic Games

The Economic Impact Measurement of the Olympic Games

The economic impact measurement of the olympic games
Holger Preuss

In the run-up to the Games the responsible policy makers, organizers and their consultancy, for political reasons constantly estimate the economic impact of the Olympic Games. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) changed its bidding process following the Paris 2024 Games, and now demands long-term development plans, including an economic impact study (IOC, 2016).

The size of the Olympic Games is growing in many dimensions even though the number of athletes, sports and participating nations stays stable. Over the past 20 years, the main cost drivers were the global audience (resulting in ever more media representatives and sponsor appearances) and politicians using the Games as an excuse ...

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