Pyeongchang Olympic Stadium Will Only Be Used 4 Times Before It's Decommissioned06:06
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The Pyeongchang Olympic Stadium under construction in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017. (Ahn Young-joon/AP)MoreCloseclosemore
The Pyeongchang Olympic Stadium under construction in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017. (Ahn Young-joon/AP)

The Winter Olympics begins next Friday with a stirring opening ceremony held at the brand-new Olympic stadium in Pyeongchang. But that stadium will be used only three more times after that before it's decommissioned. South Korea could spend nearly $13 billion hosting the games, and some people are asking if it's worth it.

Here & Now's Peter O'Dowd speaks with Judith Grant-Long, associate professor of sport management at the University of Michigan and a co-director of the Michigan Center for Sport and Policy.

This segment aired on February 1, 2018.

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