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Chris Selley: Everyone take a deep breath — Olympic fever is fertile soil for nonsense

The Toronto Star, among others, is in an Olympic swoon. “This is an opportunity that mustn’t be missed,” the editorial board insists. “We can do this. 834 more words

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National Post View: On the Olympics, tread with caution

In the brief, pleasant afterglow of a successful sporting event — in this case the Pan Am Games — there are renewed murmurings of a possible Toronto bid for the 2024 Olympics. 630 more words

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On this day: the opening of the 1948 London Olympics

After twelve years and the interruption of the Second World War, the Olympic Games were restored when they were opened in London on the 29th of July, 1948. 96 more words

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On this day meaning tomorrow, 29th July!

The future of the Olympic Games: a permanent site needed

The United States Olympic Committee decided for some reason to pick Boston as the site for their bid.  Boston was a bad idea from the beginning.   698 more words

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Ashby: The one thing that might make a Toronto Olympic bid worthwhile

With the news that Boston has cancelled its 2024 Olympic bid, residents of Toronto are once again faced with the prospect of the city levelling up its PanAm Games game to the Olympic scale. 638 more words

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On this day: the opening of the 1948 London Olympics

After twelve years and the interruption of the Second World War, the Olympic Games were restored when they were opened in London on the 29th of July, 1948. 96 more words

On This Day

Boston’s Withdrawal From Olympics Bid May Propel LA’s Chances As 2024 Host

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — As Boston drops out of the running to host the 2024 Olympics, Los Angeles finds itself as a possible frontrunner to host the games for the third time. 227 more words

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