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Business & economics

What types of business opportunities are created by the Olympics? What new inventions are inspired by it and what intellectual property issues do you need to be aware of? And what does the research evidence tell us about the economic impact of hosting the Olympics? The articles in this section look at these questions and highlight sources you can use to find out more.

Business

Canary Wharf [10KB]

Articles look at the opportunities the Olympics create for business, and at the impact of the Olympics on sport, leisure, travel and tourism.  A variety of issues around intellectual property and patents are also explored.

Economics

Stock chart and euros [10KB]

In this section we look at the evidence around the economic impact of hosting the Olympics, including job creation, skills development and urban regeneration.

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