Istanbul 2020 sports ambassador looks on during a Istanbul 2020 Bid Committee press conference ahead of the 125th IOC Session at Sheraton Buenos Aires Hotel and Convention Centre on September 5, 2013 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. - 

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports the economy added 169,000 jobs last month, falling below analyst expectations. The unemployment rate ticked down to 7.3 percent.

Does a bidding country’s economy factor into whether it gets to host the Olympic games?

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