Most Expensive Events To Attend At The Olympics

AAA

Most Expensive Olympic Events To Attend

It's the first rule of the marketplace - scarcity equals value. So, when an organization is tasked with holding an event of worldwide importance, one that occurs only every four years, tickets to said event are going to range from costly to stratospherically so. These are the sports that'll cost you the most to see at the London 2012 Olympic Games. The opening ceremony isn't technically a sport, but watching it live requires a big financial outlay just the same. The opening ceremony represents the one instance where your country is guaranteed its share of attention - at least for as long as it takes your nation's athletes to enter Stratford's Olympic Stadium and assemble. Seats in the highest price range for the opening ceremonies retailed for more than the per capita income of some of the Games' less developed countries - roughly $3,100.

  1. No results found.
Related Articles
  1. Insights

    Five Sports That Shouldn't Be In The Olympics

    The Rio Olympics have 28 sports competing, the maximum allowed under IOC rules. According to Investopedia's Aaron Hankin, these five shouldn't be there.
  2. Investing

    Do the Olympics Boost Market Performance?

    Learn about the economics of the Olympics, and why estimates about stock market boosts for the host country are probably incorrect.
  3. Insights

    The Best And Worst Olympic Financial Planning

    While the Olympic Games are the pinnacle of sport, they also hold the potential to wreak the highest level of financial havoc.
  4. Insights

    Olympic Economics: Boom Or Doom?

    Cities often tout the economic benefits of hosting the Olympics but the wide range of estimates make the actual impact hard to pin down.
  5. Investing

    Olympics Could Be A Bust For Leisure Stocks (VIA,NFLX,DISCA)

    Comcast's NBC may win from the 2016 Summer Olympics but other networks, entertainment and leisure companies could see sales suffer.
  6. Insights

    How Athletes Get Funding for the Olympics

    Getting to the Olympics is no easy or affordable feat. Olympians have to rely on many different sources of funding to pay for training and expenses.
  7. Insights

    The U.S. Has Won Fewer Medals Per Capita Than 41 Other Countries

    Is the absence of a federally funded Olympics Committee hurting U.S. athletes ?
  8. Personal Finance

    If You're Traveling to the Rio Olympics

    Going to the Rio Olympics? Here's how to find good deals, stay safe – and avoid ticket scams.
  9. Investing

    Does A Gold Medal Guarantee Riches?

    For every Missy Franklin and Michael Phelps, there are many Olympic medalists who will never see endorsement deals or fame.
  10. Investing

    What is a 2016 Olympic Gold Medal Worth?

    Gold is on the rise, but the value of a gold medal is less than you would think.
Hot Definitions
  1. Operating Ratio

    A ratio that shows the efficiency of a company's management by comparing operating expense to net sales. Calculated as:
  2. Expense Ratio

    A measure of what it costs an investment company to operate a mutual fund. An expense ratio is determined through an annual ...
  3. Pro Forma

    A Latin term meaning "for the sake of form". In the investing world, it describes a method of calculating financial results ...
  4. Trumpcare

    The American Health Care Act, also known as Trumpcare and Ryancare, is the Republican proposal to replace Obamacare.
  5. Free Carrier - FCA

    A trade term requiring the seller to deliver goods to a named airport, terminal, or other place where the carrier operates. ...
  6. Portable Alpha

    A strategy in which portfolio managers separate alpha from beta by investing in securities that differ from the market index ...
Trading Center