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Why Hosting the Olympics Is Bad for Cities

Why Hosting the Olympics Is Bad for Cities | Geography Education | Scoop.it
Don't count on gaining much from your moment in the sporting sun.

 

Cities love the advantages of having the Olympics in town; the cultural prestige, the international publicity and the recognition as a globally significant city.  The tourism and economic impact is the rationale for so many expensive infrastructure projects, yet research indicates that economic boost during the Olympics is not always the boon that it is made out to be. 

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