Researcher studies reasons behind Toronto's ill-fated Olympic bids

07/15/2014 | Guardian (London), The

Robert Oliver, an assistant professor of geography at Virginia Tech, has studied Toronto's history of bidding for the Olympic Games. The city has submitted losing bids five times, most recently for the 2008 Games. "Toronto has developed a legacy of Olympic begging, with the city consistently asking what the Olympic Games can do for the city of Toronto, instead of demonstrating what the city of Toronto could do for the Olympic movement," Oliver notes.

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