The cost of hosting events like the Olympics and FIFA World Cup is higher than most proponents care to admit. Economist Andrew Zimbalist explains the cost in his book ‘Circus Maximus: The Economic Gamble Behind Hosting the Olympics and the World Cup.’ He speaks with Bill Littlefield.
After 35 years, the PGA’s Champions Tour is still extending older golfers’ careers. And this week, the tour announced a major business deal. OAG’s Doug Tribou talks with golf great Hale Irwin and others about the history and future of the tour.
Major League Baseball has been exempt from antitrust laws for 92 years. Nathaniel Grow, a legal studies professor who has written a book about the exemption, joined Bill Littlefield to discuss the first antitrust suit brought against MLB.
College football teams are worth a lot of money. As Jared Diamond of The Wall Street Journal tells Bill Littlefield, many are valued higher than professional franchises.
The Atlanta Hawks are No. 1 in the NBA’s Eastern Conference — and up for sale. TNT analyst David Aldridge joins us to discuss the Hawks’ success on the floor and their future off of it.
Why are workers at the Fanatics warehouse in Ohio — the country’s hub for sports gear — told to wear belts? Because they walk so much during “picking season” that they lose weight. Grantland’s Bryan Curtis visited the warehouse and joins Bill Littlefield to share what he learned.
At the most challenging time in its history, the NCAA created a new position — second only to President Mark Emmert. Former West Virginia athletic director Oliver Luck — father of NFL quarterback Andrew Luck — accepted the job. Gregg Doyel of the Indianapolis Star joins us to explain what the move means for the NCAA.
In 2004, Beijing issued a ban on the construction of golf courses in China. But since the moratorium went into effect, no other country has built more golf courses. Author Dan Washburn joins Bill Littlefield to discuss his new book “The Forbidden Game.”
The U.S. was unsuccessful in its bids to host the 2012 and 2016 Summer Olympics. After choosing not to bid for the 2020 Games, the U.S. Olympic Committee is making a pitch for 2024. Reporter Curt Nickisch explains how four U.S. cities plan to wow the world — on the cheap.
Following in the footsteps of the two-time heavyweight champion of the world can’t be easy, especially when you share his name. Only A Game’s Karen Given has the story of George Foreman III, who recently opened a luxury boxing gym in Boston.