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Perpetual runner-up Toronto goes for gold with a possible bid for the 2024 Olympics

The Globe and Mail reports that wheels are in motion—though they’re turning very slowly at this point—for a 2024 Summer Olympic bid. Bob Richardson, the man who netted the 2015 Pan Am Games for Toronto, has assembled a crack team for Toronto’s third Olympic bid (the city lost the 2008 Games to Beijing and 1996 Games to Atlanta—yes, Atlanta). More recently, the Brothers Ford squashed any hope of a 2020 bid. There’s still no word on how the mayor feels about the going after the 2024 games, and a bid does need his approval to move forward. Of course, the arguments against hosting the Olympics are both well worn and relevant—they’re expensive, disruptive and a relative pain in the ass for such a short-lived party. But although Rob Ford will likely be a distant memory in 2024, he could still stand to gain from the bid now (for instance, say, subways and a stadium). Read the entire story [Globe and Mail] »

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