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City Minutes: The legacy of sporting events on urban economies

Senior Analyst Anthony Breach and Chief Executive Andrew Carter discuss how cities can make the most from the legacies of sporting events in a way that delivers long-term economic improvement.

Podcast published on 7 June 2021

Hosting an iconic sporting event such as the Olympic or Commonwealth Games can help to put a city on the international stage but do they have a positive long-term economic effect?

For this episode of City Minutes, Senior Analyst Anthony Breach joins Chief Executive Andrew Carter to debate whether big sporting events can make a long-term difference to cities’ economies and discuss what policymakers should consider to ensure that these events deliver real long-term economic improvements.


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