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Budapest's Withdrawal Highlights Need For Changes, Olympic Insiders Say

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 02 / 24 / 17

Budapest's withdrawal from bidding for the 2024 Olympics, a process "already marred by a string of exits, highlights the need for changes to the Games model, insiders say," according to Karolos Grohmann of REUTERS. The Olympic Games "were once the most hotly contested sports commodity in the wo...

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