The REAL Economic Impact of the Olympic Games

The 2012 Olympic Games have certainly provided the world with several memorable moments. From Queen Elizabeth parachuting out of a plane with James Bond, to all of the stellar athletic displays, the London Games have left an indelible mark on many. Beyond the emotional impact, the Games also have had quite a financial impact. Here are some of the most interesting (and off-the-wall) economic figures surrounding this year's Olympics.
August 10, 2012


3. Lifting the (Distilled) Spirits

According to Visa, another Olympics sponsor, spending at food and drink establishments during the week of the opening games on Visa cards increased 8.3 percent from the same week during the previous year in the U.K. Bottoms Up!

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