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How Lillehammer set the standard

Updated: February 6, 2014, 12:18 PM ET
By Jim Caple | ESPN.com

Once upon a time, we didn't head into the Winter Olympics hearing about black widow suicide bombers.

Once upon a time, the Olympic Games didn't require 40,000-person security forces forming a Ring of Steel against terrorists, missile defense systems near the venues and navy ships from multiple countries deployed offshore. Once upon a time, Olympic construction costs did not reach $50 billion and the Winter Games were held not in a large city with a subtropical climate and palm trees ...

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