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Future hosts aim for Olympic boost
Hosting an Olympics is a costly gamble, but the opportunity to showcase a city is too much too resist.
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2012 21:05

It's estimated that hosting the London Games will cost the British taxpayer around 14 billion dollars.

Justifying that sort of a spend on a sporting event is one of the most difficult tricks for any host to pull off. Organisers from venue cities for the next two Olympics - Sochi and Rio - are in London attempting to do just that.

Al Jazeera's Andy Richardson reports from London.

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