Is the high cost of the Olympic Games worth it for cities inside and outside Canada?
Some experts estimate Japan may end-up spending more than $26 billion on the 2020 Summer Olympic Games
As athletes continue to arrive in Japan for the Games of the XXXII Olympiad, we take a closer look at the real costs and benefits of hosting the Games.
We ask: in a post-pandemic world, is hosting the Olympics worth it anymore?
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Host Paul Haavardsrud speaks with economics professor and author Andrew Zimbalist about the political and economic costs of hosting the Olympic Games.