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(CityLab)   Need more proof that it just doesn't pay to host the Olympic games? Let's go back a whopping 10 years to the home of the Olympics: Athens   ( divider line
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2014-08-11 11:34:58 PM  
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zeroman987: Part of Greece's problem was that they could attract people from wealthier nations to their country for a relatively cheap vacation. Then the Euro came and messed that up.

I'm not saying that things were peachy keen before the euro, but when I visited in 2005, there was a lot of grousing from the locals we talked to; the Euro basically stopped the gravy train.

You know what else stopped the gravy train? Rich people not paying their taxes. That kind of hurt, too.
2014-08-11 10:42:16 PM  
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Vancouver didn't do too badly on the 2010 winter games.
2014-08-11 10:31:06 PM  
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Give it 3,500 years, it'll be a great tourist attraction.
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