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Are the Olympics still worth it?

August 6th, 2016

Episode 181 of 204 episodes

Now that the Olympics Games have begun, what better time to ask why cities so desperately want to host it? We discuss Toronto’s failed bids and Antwerp 1920 in the days when small cities had their moment in the Olympic sun. Plus: we talk to sports historian David Goldblatt, author of ‘The Games: A Global History of the Olympics’.

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