Innsbruck’s message to the IOC: Even a zero-cost Games isn’t worth the hassle

PALM DESERT, October 18, 2017 – The failure of the referendum supporting a bid for the Olympic Winter Games in Innsbruck and the Tyrol region of Austria wasn’t just a rejection of sky-high costs for the Games.

It was rejection of the Olympic concept itself … because the bid as envisioned could well have earned a surplus!

How? We have the stunning details in our Lane One commentary, plus:

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