Well, before you pop the champagne corks, you may care to bear in the mind the following:
1 The "economic study" was published by Visa (one of the main sponsors of the event, who have a vested interests in people maxing out their credit cards).
2 During the the Beijing Games overseas visitors spent a mere £93M during the whole of the games.
£ The games are "budgeted" to cost around £12BN (including £2BN running costs).
Don't believe the hype!
Olympic Medals won during the Beijing 2008 Olympics
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