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Theory of the game can play out in personal finance as well as in the World Cup.
Paying to win in the football World Cup
What we’ve learned from big tournaments – like the football World Cup
billion dollars are the career earnings of basketballer Michael Jordan
million dollars of prize money was up for grabs at the 2018 “camel beauty contest” in Saudi Arabia. A dozen beasts were disqualified for Botox use
Why bronze medallists are happier than silver ones
dollars worth of Olympic Games tickets were bought by people around the world between 2009 and 2012
Going for gold? Why it can be worth earning less for longer
percent is the share that sport contributes to the European economy
billion dollars is the cost of Rio 2016 Games, which is the median cost of such Summer Games
billion dollars is the average actual out turn cost for the Summer Games (2015 level) and $3.1bn
Men get paid the same as women in figure skating and gymnastics but why are women paid considerably less in sports such as football, cricket or golf?
What is tournament theory?
Priced to win – why football transfer costs are sky-high
million euros was the estimated transfer market value of Iceland’s Euro 2016 football squad
percent of Spaniards are willing to give up 1% of their annual income to see their team win
Is bankruptcy written in the stars for footballers?
percent of Turkish fans expect their team to win but the bookies only gave them a one percent chance
Football might pay well – but players peak early
percent of Turks would be willing give up their mobile phone for a month to see their team win
Cup-o-nomics in Euro 2016 football - more than just a game
percent of Germans said they would take part in a sweepstake to pick the Euro 2016 winner
percent of Europeans would not pay for a conversation with a favourite footballer
Betting – when it pays off and why it is so hard to win
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