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The Economics of Staging the Olympics, A Comparison of the Games 1972-2008

Holger Preuss (Professor of Sport Economics and Sportmanagement, Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz, Germany and member of Research Team Olympia), Edward Elgar, 2004, ISBN pbk 1 8 4376 893 3.

Anal economic minutiae of the title subjects ( I have given his proper title as it appears in his book because it tells a story about his self-importance). Very much in the pocket of the IOC view.

Sadly boosted now by Prof Gavin Poynter of UEL, recent recruits to the Olympic consultancy industry. Contains masses of comparative 'economic' analysis though.