Posts Tagged ‘2012 Olympics’

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    Who Really Won the Olympics?

    Aug 15, 12 • 221 Views • No Comments

    Sometimes it is tough to decide who really is #1. Ask me who won the Olympics and I, as a former history teacher, might say the Mongol Empire. If you were to outline the Mongol Empire (1280AD) on a map, 15 contemporary countries would be totally or partially...  [read more]

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    How Much Is An Olympic Gold Medal Worth?

    Aug 4, 12 • 535 Views • No Comments

    In addition to the gold, silver or bronze, Olympic athletes get money for winning. The amount, though, depends on their National Olympic Committee. The Singapore Olympic Committee gives its gold medal winners $800,000, a UK gold medal winner gets his or her...  [read more]

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    Olympic Predictions

    Jul 25, 12 • 213 Views • No Comments

    If you want to predict Olympic medal winners, you might look at economic data. A report on the Olympics from Goldman Sachs suggests that nations with a superior economic growth environment will increase their share of Olympic gold medals in London....  [read more]

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    A Made in the USA Mandate

    Jul 20, 12 • 236 Views • No Comments

    To introduce our first international trade discussion in class, I usually ask students to check where their clothing and shoes have been made. Finding labels that say “Made in China, Made in Thailand, Made in Peru…,” they first see how trade...  [read more]