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Opinion, by Michael Royster

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Yesterday one of the Curmudgeon’s friends wrote him from the USA: “I feel for you. The hassle of hosting the Olympics. I don't know why anyone would want to agree to such a thing; it certainly would not be the people who actually live there.

The Curmudgeon responded that he was wrong: the people who actually live here supported the bid to host the Games — in fact, the people of Rio rejoiced!

One reason is that, when the bid was made and accepted, Brazil was in full-fledged . . .

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