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The Olympics Should Have a Permanent Home

The current model encourages corruption and leaves cities to construct massive sites for an extremely short term pay off

Abandoned 2004 Olympic baseball park, Athens, Greece. Photo/Map: Arne Müseler / arne-mueseler.com / CC-BY-SA-3.0

Perhaps the most depressing thing about this year’s edition of the Summer Olympic Games is the empty stadiums. Normally, the host city enjoys a massive, if temporary, influx of international…

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