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The Olympic Dichotomy

The Olympics have long been a beacon for cultural and technological advancement.  From their debut in Athens in 1896 to the 1964 Tokyo Olympics where the first color television broadcast happened, the Olympics have an impact on the legacy of their host cities. While initially the International Olympic Committee (IOC) courted cities, later the cities began to court the commission in order to host the games in a complex bidding process. Cities essentially vye for the right to show off their nation’s prowess on a global stage, it’s a once in a lifetime shot at writing a powerful chapter in their history books. Making history however, doesn’t always pay the bills.

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