Many don’t mix work and play, but sometimes it’s a refreshing change of pace. That’s why I’m excited to be penning a post that spotlights two of my passions, sports and financial news.
These topics would seem to be the polar opposites of each other, but I find that there’s a direct correlation between the two. Now, I’m not talking sports finance as in how much money A-Rod is making, or how many Brooklyn Nets hats Jay-Z can sell. I’m talking about how sports have the power to impact an entire country’s GDP.
As we speak, the 2012 Euro Cup is being held in Poland and Ukraine. Second only the FIFA World Cup, the Euro Cup is the main soccer (or football, to my European friends) championship for teams governed by the Union of European Football Associations. The event is held just once every four years and spans an entire month of competition across (and in some cases, like the host countries themselves, just a bit outside) the Eurozone.