Economic benefits of the World Cup

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It will take three to five years to see the economic benefits of the World Cup, a Human Sciences Research Council academic says. However, it was too early to tell how great these benefits would be, said Dr Udesh Pillay, head of research on service delivery at the HSRC. He added that the economic benefits […]

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WC Final most watched soccer game in US history

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The World Cup final between Spain and the Netherlands was the most-watched football game in US television history, drawing 24.3 million viewers, said Nielsen. According to a report on the IoL site, the final on the ABC network and Spanish-language Univision outdrew the June 26 US-Ghana match, which attracted 19.4 million viewers, and the 18.1 […]

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SA’s expensive stadia – white elephants or symbols which have changed the World’s perceptions

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SA’s SWC stadia stun the world   From Sport24  12th July 2010 South Africa’s Soccer World Cup stadiums have stunned the globe’s largest sporting audience with audacious style although critics say a developing country can ill afford such extravagance and some will be white elephants.  When South Africa won the right to stage the tournament six […]

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Check the Google logo for today 11th July

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Doodle 4 Google – “I love football”  Doodle for Google was a competition where young people  (4 to 17 year olds) from around the world were asked to design the Google logo in their very own style.  The public in 17 countries voted for their favorite local doodle which appeared on the Google homepage of […]

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The real winnners of the World Cup

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Theresa Mallinson in ‘The World Cup Day that was: 8 July’  The Daily Maverick  reports: The UK’s Guardian newspaper has come up with a way of working out the real winners of the World Cup – according to how well countries have fared when their results are weighted for population, GDP, and GDP per capita. […]

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