The Worst Places to Host a Major Sporting Event

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The Worst Places to Host a Major Sporting Event
GENE J. PUSKAR/Associated Press

If the Sochi Olympics have reminded of us anything, it’s that when it comes to hosting a major sporting event, not all countries or cities are created equal. 

Best intentions aside, there have been a number of instances over the years in which a location to host such an event has been chosen that didn’t necessarily have the capabilities to deliver on their promises. 

Some have already failed in spectacular fashion, while others will eventually fail in similarly spectacular fashion. Here are just a few of the worst places chosen to host a major sporting event. 

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