Are the Brisbane Olympics a mistake?


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Winning always feels good, even if being the only one left in the race does spoil the buzz a bit. So why was Brisbane the only city in contention to host the 2032 Olympics? And could it be that the rest of the world knows something Australia doesn't? Today on The Signal, we're often told that hosting the Olympics brings the host city fortune, fame and decades of bragging rights. But does the data back that up? And if it doesn't, what does that mean for the future of the Olympic Games? Featured: Professor Andrew Zimbalist, Robert A. Woods Professor of Economics, Smith College, Northampton, Massachusetts, US, and Author, 'Circus Maximus'

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