Elite sport bucks global economic woes
The Webb Ellis Cup is the trophy awarded to the winner of the Rugby World Cup. (Getty Images)
September 23rd, 2013
03:43 PM ET

Elite sport bucks global economic woes

If elite sport was a superhero it would have the gleaming letters "RB" emblazoned across its colorful spandex-covered chest. The "Recession Buster" has saved the day again if rugby World Cup organizers are to be believed.

Last week they marked exactly two years to go until the 2015 tournament by announcing an impressive list of financial statistics pointing to it being the most successful in rugby's history.

While the path back to economic prosperity appears to be painstaking for the rest of the planet, the sporting world is unintentionally mocking that struggle by breezing through the downturn. FULL POST

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