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After Sochi 2014: costs and impacts of russia’s olympic games


Müller, Martin (2016). After Sochi 2014: costs and impacts of russia’s olympic games. The Building Economist, 55(3):23-31.

Abstract

It was one of the biggest events in 2014, not just for Russia but for the world. The 2014 Winter Olympic Games, held between 7 and 23 February 2014 in Sochi on the Black Sea Coast, broke a series of records. They had the highest number of participating nations (88), the highest number of athletes (2,873) and the highest number of events (98) of any Winter Games. At USD 1.26 billion, they also produced the highest revenue from broadcasting rights ever. The Sochi Games were also among the top 10 of Wikipedia articles that were most frequently edited and viewed in 2014, further attesting to the public interest in the event. But the one record that Sochi will be remembered for is a more dubious one: the most expensive Olympic games ever – summer or winter.

It was one of the biggest events in 2014, not just for Russia but for the world. The 2014 Winter Olympic Games, held between 7 and 23 February 2014 in Sochi on the Black Sea Coast, broke a series of records. They had the highest number of participating nations (88), the highest number of athletes (2,873) and the highest number of events (98) of any Winter Games. At USD 1.26 billion, they also produced the highest revenue from broadcasting rights ever. The Sochi Games were also among the top 10 of Wikipedia articles that were most frequently edited and viewed in 2014, further attesting to the public interest in the event. But the one record that Sochi will be remembered for is a more dubious one: the most expensive Olympic games ever – summer or winter.

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Item Type:Journal Article, not refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:07 Faculty of Science > Institute of Geography
Dewey Decimal Classification:910 Geography & travel
Language:English
Date:2016
Deposited On:27 Sep 2016 12:34
Last Modified:27 Sep 2016 12:34
Publisher:Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors
ISSN:0007-3431
Official URL:https://issuu.com/aiqs_be/docs/be_themegaissue_4
Permanent URL: https://doi.org/10.5167/uzh-126283

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