Archive for November, 2010


Competition and fraud for the hosting of the 2018 and 2022 world cups

November 30th, 2010Posted by BJ Pheasant

The US plays by the rules, mostly. The others not so much. The decision to hold both votes simultaneously ostensibly was made to maximize income from sponsors and TV networks, but it has served only to foster behind-the-scenes deal-making and vote-trading. Author Simon Kuper, writing last week in England’s Financial Times, put it best. “The […]


November 29th, 2010Posted by BJ Pheasant

Much of the basic site is up. More information to follow to fill out the sections.

Why host the World Cup?

November 29th, 2010Posted by BJ Pheasant

This is an excellent article asking pertinent questions about. The general assumption is that hosting a World Cup has to be good for a country: it provides an increase in tourism, creates thousands of jobs and pumps billions of dollars into the country via ticket sales and sponsorship. But the reality is that this is […]


November 29th, 2010Posted by BJ Pheasant

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