Hosting the Olympics can be a great honor, with the entire world’s focus on your city for a couple of weeks……or they can be a financial albatross, a culmination of seven years of construction projects of buildings and sports stadiums that are rarely used after the Games end.
Today we look at the bidding process–namely, the fact that once again, Olympic bid cities have been dropping like flies. It’s eerily similar to the bidding process for the 1984 Olympics, when Los Angeles was the only city to host.
The International Olympic Committee has a plan to change that and encourage cities to bid again, and it’s part of its new Agenda 2020. We examine what it means for bidders and whether it will solve this problem.
Jill and Alison try to stump each other with more trivia, and in news from the PyeongChang Winter Olympics, we see what the 2018 medals will look like and ponder a potential boycott of the Games. All this and attempts at accents in this episode!
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