Author: Susan Brownell and Niko Besnier

Do the Olympics Make Economic Sense?

Susan Brownell and Niko Besnier , August 16th, 2016


The 2016 Rio Olympics cost an estimated $11.46 billion. Most would say the Olympics don’t make financial sense. So why do countries want to host them? Felipe Dana/Associated…


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Zika at the Rio Games: Pandemic or Panic?

Susan Brownell and Niko Besnier , August 12th, 2016


The World Health Organization stated that there was “no public health justification” to postpone the 2016 Rio Olympics due to the Zika virus. Is the fear of Zika…


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