Breaking news: Rio de Janeiro has been selected to host the 2016 Summer Olympics, beating out Chicago, Madrid, and Tokyo for the honor.

I actually like this choice. In spite of all the hype and promises to the contrary, hosting the Olympic Games has historically been a losing proposition in terms of direct economic impact, and I think we Americans have better uses for the billions of dollars (Rio is budgeting $14.4 billion) that would need to be invested to pull it off.

The decision also brings the Games to a part of the world that’s never hosted them before, and I think that’s pretty cool. But now, I just have one question: If the Summer Games are played in the southern hemisphere, does that make them Winter Games?

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