Boston Olympics: Hang Up and Listen hosts discuss Boston’s decision to bow out of the competition to host the 2024 Olympics.

Does Anyone Want the Olympics Here? A Hang Up and Listen Bonus Segment.

Does Anyone Want the Olympics Here? A Hang Up and Listen Bonus Segment.

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Aug. 4 2015 3:40 PM
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The “Olympics, Here?” Bonus Segment

Josh Levin, Mike Pesca, and June Thomas discuss hosting the Olympics in the good ol’ U.S.A.

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Last week, the U.S. Olympic committee and city of Boston announced that its bid for the 2024 games was dead. But it seems like no one really wants the Olympics here in the states … or do they? In this week’s Slate Plus bonus segment for Slate’s Hang Up and Listen podcast, Josh, Mike, and June discuss about whether they’ll be disappointed if the Olympics aren’t held on American soil soon. Also—what is the price of hosting the games, anyways? Listen to find out more.

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