The Political Gabfest discusses the Zika virus and canceling the 2016 summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

Should We Cancel the Rio Olympics? The Political Gabfest Discusses the Obstacles.

Should We Cancel the Rio Olympics? The Political Gabfest Discusses the Obstacles.

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May 23 2016 5:46 PM
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Should We Cancel the Olympics?

The Political Gabfest hosts share their thoughts on whether the 2016 Olympics in Rio should be canceled.

A worker walks at the Carioca Arena 2 at the Olympic Park in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on May 14, 2016, during its inauguration.
A worker walks at the Carioca Arena 2 at the Olympic Park in Rio de Janeiro during its inauguration on May 14.

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On this week’s edition of the Political Gabfest’s Slate Plus bonus segment, hosts David Plotz, John Dickerson, and Emily Bazelon share their thoughts on whether the summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro should be canceled. Given the slew of problems leading up to this summer’s games—the Zika virus, the Brazilian president’s impeachment, and various athlete-doping controversies—a lot of people have been wondering whether it’s worth having the games go on. The Political Gabfest tackles these questions and more—so stay tuned!

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