Last updated: December 12, 2016
People are unlikely to bet against their own preferences in sports or politics, new research suggests, even when such “emotional hedging” may be in their interest.
Last updated: August 4, 2016
In light of the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, we update our review of studies relating to earlier games and their local and national economic impacts.
Last updated: October 5, 2015
2015 study from Cornell University and Southern Illinois University that explores how participating in high-school sports may influence a person’s job prospects, leadership skills and late-life personality.
Last updated: September 10, 2015
2015 research brief exploring anti-Olympics activism in its many forms and its affects on host cities by Jules Boykoff, Pacific University, Oregon and the Scholars Strategy Network.
Last updated: June 15, 2015
2015 roundup of research and analyses on corruption in sports, with a focus on soccer and the International Federation of Association Football (FIFA).
Last updated: June 9, 2015
2015 roundup of research on the use of performance-enhancing drugs in athletics and academics as well as their potential health effects.
Last updated: October 22, 2014
Literature review of recent research related to brain injuries in youth and professional sports.
Last updated: September 18, 2013
2013 selection of research on the impacts of the nuclear accident, ongoing safety concerns and the potential economic consequences of the Games.
Last updated: March 21, 2013
2012 study on college player performance in the NCAA tournament and relationship with NBA success.