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Rising Cost of Olympics Begs Question: Why Host?i
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February 04, 2014 8:40 PM
With the Winter Olympics beginning this week, the world’s attention is turning to Sochi. But when the athletes and tourists leave, Russia will have spent more than $50 billion to stage the games. As the costs soar, VOA’s Brian Allen explores the benefits and pitfalls of hosting an Olympics.

Rising Cost of Olympics Begs Question: Why Host?

Published February 04, 2014

With the Winter Olympics beginning this week, the world’s attention is turning to Sochi. But when the athletes and tourists leave, Russia will have spent more than $50 billion to stage the games. As the costs soar, VOA’s Brian Allen explores the benefits and pitfalls of hosting an Olympics.


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