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b&b118 Why no one wants to host the Olympics anymore

In recent memory, the Olympic Games coverage seemed to be filled with as much controversy as gold medals, from the corruption-laden Soche Winter Olympics to the most recent summer Olympics in Rio.

Articles cropped up everywhere about the economic viability of hosting an Olympic Games and upending a city for two weeks.

Are the Olympics as we know them a thing of the past? Should they be a thing of the past? From abandoned stadiums, billion dollar projects, and further marginalizing poor citizens, we discuss whether or not the Olympics still makes sense and what the possible alternatives are.