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Who wants the Olympics anymore?

Budapest has withdrawn its bid for the 2024 summer Olympic games after thousands signed a petition against hosting the event. As Bloomberg reports, that leaves just two cities in the running: Los Angeles and Paris. Boston, Rome, and Hamburg, Germany, have also pulled their bids, largely due to concerns about costs and whether hosting the … Continue reading “Who wants the Olympics anymore?”

Budapest has withdrawn its bid for the 2024 summer Olympic games after thousands signed a petition against hosting the event. As Bloomberg reports, that leaves just two cities in the running: Los Angeles and Paris. Boston, Rome, and Hamburg, Germany, have also pulled their bids, largely due to concerns about costs and whether hosting the games is ultimately a good investment. In many cases, the most vocal objections to the Olympics come from everyday residents who see the hassles as outweighing the gains. Read the full story here.

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Christopher Zara is a senior staff news editor for Fast Company and obsessed with media, technology, business, culture, and theater. Before coming to FastCo News, he was a deputy editor at International Business Times, a theater critic for Newsweek, and managing editor of Show Business magazine

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