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Hats off to all those incredible human specimens competing in the Olympics. I am truly in awe of all of them. If you are one of those people who sits on your sofa all day criticizing athletes who don't win medals in events they were favoured in, try getting on a bike and timing yourself.
When Toronto Mayor Rob Ford decided not to pursue the 2020 Olympics, many believed it would be a good way to convince senior levels of government to pay for infrastructure expansion. However, as we have learned from Montreal and Vancouver, the cost of hosting the games is immense.