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Latest update : 2017-07-11

Olympic Bids: Are the Games still worth hosting?

The Olympics look set to return to Paris for the first time in a century when the International Olympic Committee in September ratifies the decision to award the Games to both the French capital and Los Angeles, one city getting the 2024 Games, the other 2028. Why cut short the bidding for the next Olympics? Where did the Hamburgs, Bostons, and Budapests go? They dropped out long before the finish line, not for lack of Olympic spirit but because of worry about the cost. Are they really worth it?

Produced by Michele BARBERO, François WIBAUX and Christopher DAVIS.

By François PICARD

Our guests

Brice GUYART

French Fencing Champion, member of the Athletes' Committee for Paris 2024

Stratos SAFIOLEAS

Former strategic advisor for Rome 2024 Olympic bid

Andrew ZIMBALIST

Robert A. Woods professor of economics at Smith College

Andreas EVAGORA

Manager of News Operations, Eurosport

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2017-10-19 Europe

Moment of truth: Spain sets in motion direct rule over Catalonia

Since 10 am local time, Spain has entered unchartered waters. Madrid's deadline for Catalonia's leader to renounce independence has come and gone. So what will Madrid do now?...

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2017-10-18 Asia-pacific

One-man rule? China's Xi Jinping consolidates grip on power

Xi Jinping has been showing the rank and file who's the boss at the opening of the 19th congress of the Chinese Communist Party, one that's set to further consolidate his grip on...

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2017-10-17 Harvey Weinstein

France's Weinsteins: Watershed moment in fight against sexual abuse?

In France, reaction has been particularly sharp to the Harvey Weinstein scandal. On the one hand, there are the allegations of harassment, assault and rape against the movie...

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2017-10-16 Austria

Europe’s newest face: Kurz’s election win indicates rightward shift for Austria

French President Emmanuel Macron no longer holds the bragging rights to the title "Europe's fresh face". Sebastian Kurz, the 31-year-old leader of Austria's Christian Democrats...

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2017-10-12 Donald Trump

Trump takes on Tehran: What future for Iran nuclear deal?

Donald Trump calls it "The worst deal ever". The question is why is he so hell-bent on decertifying a 2015 Iran nuclear agreement when even his own cabinet seems to support it?...

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