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Ed Warner: Value of hosting sport found in hearts and minds as well as spreadsheets

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By Frank Dalleres Just what does constitute a sport? Breaking – otherwise known as breakdancing – will debut at the Paris 2024 Olympics. So how about singing with a dose of choreographed body-poppery? The unlikely combination of Vladimir Putin and Sam Ryder is bringing Eurovision to the United Kingdom in 2023. Seven cities – cut from 20 – are vying for hosting rights. The bread and circuses approach to staging big sporting events applies here too. Roll up, roll up! Regular readers of this column will know my scepticism about the economic benefits of organising major sports competitions. Their …

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