Taking on Tokyo: A discussion of the 2020 Olympic Games

By Isabella Green The planning for the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games began promisingly. During Japan’s selection to host the 2020 games, the country was widely hailed as a “safe pair of hands.” Adorable mascots were developed and placed on merchandise, including keychains and plush toys. The games would be the first to include skateboarding,…

The High Cost of Winning

Originally published in Issue IV of the St Andrews Economist By: James McNamara Playing host to the world’s legends has always been the pinnacle of sporting pride for any nation. But aside from all the grandeur, how do these major events really impact a region’s economy? The short answer: it is virtually impossible to accurately…