BONUS: Throughline: Behind The Five Rings : Up First This week's bonus episode of Up First comes from NPR's Throughline. The Olympics originated in Ancient Greece and were resurrected in the 1890's after a 1,500 year ban. Since then, the International Olympic Committee has been behind every Olympic Games. This episode explores the story of how the IOC turned the Olympics into a huge commercial success and whether the cities that host the games end up winning or losing.

BONUS: Throughline: Behind The Five Rings

BONUS: Throughline: Behind The Five Rings

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This week's bonus episode of Up First comes from NPR's Throughline. The Olympics originated in Ancient Greece and were resurrected in the 1890's after a 1,500 year ban. Since then, the International Olympic Committee has been behind every Olympic Games. This episode explores the story of how the IOC turned the Olympics into a huge commercial success and whether the cities that host the games end up winning or losing.