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IMF chief backs Athens as permanent Olympic host

TAGS: Olympics, Economy

International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde has backed the idea of returning the Olympic Games to a permanent home in Greece.

Asked during a forum at the Aspen Ideas Festival in Colorado earlier this week, the IMF chief said: “I believe it is a good idea that is out of the box.”

“If this could generate demand, something the economy needs, that would be excellent,” Lagarde said.

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