Russia WC added $14 billion to economy

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- AFP, DOHA

Oct 17, 2018-

The 2018 World Cup added more than $14 billion to the Russian economy, more than one percent of the country’s gross domestic product, tournament organisers said in Doha on Tuesday. The figure was revealed in a report on the economic, social and environmental impact of the tournament by Alexey Sorokin, the CEO of Russia’s World Cup organising committee. It calculated that the impact of the World Cup on Russian GDP between 2013 and 2018 was 952 billion roubles ($14.5 billion, 12.5 billion euros). This was the equivalent of 1.1 per cent of GDP. 

Published: 17-10-2018 09:23

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