The Debate

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.

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