Robert Livingstone

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Olympic historian and journalist, he is the creator and producer of GamesBids.com, which specializes in reporting on host city bids for the Olympic Games

Robert Livingstone on KCRW

The International Olympic Committee announced today that Beijing will host the 2022 winter games, making it the first city ever to host both the summer and winter games.

The Olympics: How Do Cities Get Picked to Host?

The International Olympic Committee announced today that Beijing will host the 2022 winter games, making it the first city ever to host both the summer and winter games.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Boston was the US Olympic Committee’s first choice to host the summer games in 2024. Los Angeles was number two. Now that Boston’s dropped out, is LA ready to bid again?

LA May Get Another Shot at Olympic Gold

Boston was the US Olympic Committee’s first choice to host the summer games in 2024. Los Angeles was number two. Now that Boston’s dropped out, is LA ready to bid again?

from Which Way, L.A.?

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti was in the Bay Area this morning, pitching the U.S. Olympic Committee on why our city should host the 2024 summer games.

L.A.’s Olympic Bid

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti was in the Bay Area this morning, pitching the U.S. Olympic Committee on why our city should host the 2024 summer games.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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