Sports

As a group from Washington, D.C. announced plans to bid for the 2024 Olympics, economists released a report on the high costs of hosting the Games for cities, including expensive infrastructure and small economic benefits.
Aug 28, 2013   The Washington Post - Wonkblog
This op-ed from <em>Al Jazeera</em> looks at some of the negative ways preparations for the World Cup and Olympics are affecting the poor in Brazil.
May 12, 2011   Al Jazeera
As Brazil prepares to host the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympics, renovations to the Maracana, an infamous soccer stadium in Rio de Janeiro, are pricing out the city's poor. Some say the work is killing one of the city's few egalitarian public places.
May 6, 2011   The New York Times
As the city of Los Angeles edges closer to approving the construction of a new sports stadium in downtown, this post from <em>Curbed LA</em> offers 10 suggestions on how the stadium could and should fit into the city.
Apr 9, 2011   Curbed LA
The unveiling of a statue of musician Michael Jackson outside a soccer stadium in England has confused and angered some fans.
Apr 7, 2011   The New York Times
While some cities in Florida have shelled out big money to build baseball stadia for professional teams' spring training, many of those teams are moving their spring programs to other cities, raising concerns about the wisdom of those investments.
Mar 22, 2011   Governing
Developers in Las Vegas have announced a proposal for a three-stadium complex in the city intended to lure professional basketball, hockey, football and baseball teams.
Feb 11, 2011   The Las Vegas Sun
As Russia prepares to host the 2018 World Cup, officials are predicting that infrastructure projects will see a major boost.
Dec 16, 2010   The Moscow News
Basketball star LeBron James was the king of Cleveland. Then he left town -- a move that says a lot about the city's past and its future.
Dec 3, 2010   ESPN
Two major international decisions are being made today: which countries will host the 2018 and 2022 World Cups. The selected hosts will undoubtedly celebrate their victories, and look forward to the soft and hard benefits of hosting this most watched of sporting events. The host countries Opinion
Dec 2, 2010   By Nate Berg
Just months after the completion of the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, expensive stadia built for the event sit empty and unused.
Nov 15, 2010   Bleacher Report