WashU Expert: World Cup 2026 a matter of economics

WashU Expert: World Cup 2026 a matter of economics

North America, even in the face of controversial policies regarding immigration under President Trump’s administration, had more to offer soccer’s international governing body, says Patrick Rishe, a sports business expert from Washington University in St. Louis. As a result, the “United Bid” of the United States, Canada and Mexico was awarded the 2026 World Cup on the eve of this year’s competition in Russia.
WashU Expert: Russia’s doping scandal​​

WashU Expert: Russia’s doping scandal​​

​It’s another far-reaching global sporting scandal as the World Anti-Doping Agency recommends the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) suspend Russia from athletics competition. Washington University’s Olin Business of Sports Program Director Patrick Rishe says the decision could have fallout of Olympic proportion.
Olin hosts sports business summit​​

Olin hosts sports business summit​​

The world of collegiate and professional sports combines some of the most important facets of business, including financing, marketing and media. On Friday, Sept. 25, Washington University in St. Louis will take attendees off the sideline and into the action with a panel of top local and national sports executives for the inaugural Olin Sports Business Summit. Patrick Rishe, director of the Sports Business Program, is helping to organize the panel.

WashU Expert: Why American Pharoah’s winnings won’t stop at the Triple Crown​​

American Pharoah captured America’s collective heart at the Belmont Stakes this weekend, galloping his way to the first Triple Crown in 37 years. With the June 6 victory, his value is estimated at $30 million. But the winning doesn’t stop there. Patrick Rishe, PhD, director of the Sports Business Program in the Olin Business School, breaks down the future earning potential of the thoroughbred.
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