Chinese children in Beijing celebrate winning the right to host the 2022 Winter Olympics. Photo: EPA
Patrick Blennerhassett
Opinion

Opinion

Patrick Blennerhassett

Pyeongchang 2018, Tokyo 2020 and Beijing 2022: Asian dominance of Olympics buoyed by 2007-08 financial crisis

  • Why are Asian Olympic cities succeeding where other cities are failing? You have to look back to the 2007-08 financial crisis for answers
  • Pyeongchang, Tokyo and Beijing benefited greatly from the Great Recession when it came to hosting Games

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Chinese children in Beijing celebrate winning the right to host the 2022 Winter Olympics. Photo: EPA
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