Indeed the Olympics proved to be “the true free trade of the future” as Pierre de Coubertin, founder of the modern Olympic movement described (doc1). Nations who hosted or participated in the games gained substantial amounts revenues and sponsors. this was the result of the spread of western and American culture due to wide access to new technology such as the televisions. Ryotaro Azuma, mayor of Tokyo, describes the effects of the Tokyo games on Japanese economics. As a result, the games allowed Japan to rise as a world trade of power and recover from the defeated-enemy syndrome in the eyes of most of the world.
There were no prizes for second or third place, as in today’s Games. The city-state of the athlete would also share in the glory. The word “athlete” is a Greek word meaning “one who competes for a prize.” The victor received a wreath made from the sacred olive tree at the rear of the Temple of Zeus, as per the Oracle of Delphi. Though this does not seem like much, the winners also received many prizes from their hometown city-state. This often took the form of money, though some athletes were “allowed to dine for life at public expense.” One scholar reported that an Olympic victor from Athens received a cash award of 500 drachma – a fortune.
The ancient olympics were created by the son of Zeus Hercules and if it were not for him or the ancient greeks (there might not be big sporting event every four years called the Olympics . There are still a few events that existed in the ancient games such as wrestling ,horse-riding, pentathlon Javelin ,Pankration (boxing) and running events however the rules have changed. In ancient greece while boxing you were permitted to break your opponents finger but things like Javelin and discus have not changed since 776 B.C. What Sports Were Played Boxing Like the modern sport, an athlete needed to throw his opponent on the ground, landing on a hip, shoulder, or back for a fair fall. 3 throws were necessary to win a match.
Every four years it brings people, fans or athletes, from of all over the world to one place to enjoy to glory of competing in the sports. The Olympics bring people together. Just for fun and the hope that your country will bring home a gold medal. The Olympics has evolved from just naked Greek men to both men and women of all races competing. The Olympic were important to the ancient Greeks.
Even though cities bid millions to host the Olympics, hosting the Olympics produces negative impacts on the overall economy, the development of the city, and the environment of the host city and its surrounding areas; thus, all these effects indicate that the Olympics may not be worth hosting. The Olympics almost always cause negative economic effects for cities. Although cities expect to earn revenue through the Olympics, not many cities generate a substantial amount of revenue. Los Angeles, the host city of the 1984 Olympics, is a rare example of a city profiting from the Olympics: “Los Angeles actually profited by $100 million from the 1984 Summer Olympics mostly by using existing stadiums” (Perryman 17). That city did generate money, but cities
In this context, it has become evident, that the majority of respondents overestimate the impact of the monetary funds that sponsors provide to the Olympic Games. Therefore, it should be stressed, that the Olympic Games should openly communicate the size of the monetary aid provided to them. This should be done in order to change consumers’ perceptions, which might induce a more open mind towards changing the sponsoring structure, for which there is already an urging perceived need. Due to the fact that not even the large brand awareness of various sponsors has been indicated as being of any importance to consumers, it has been shown that it would be very advisable for the IOC to engage in the implementation of alternative sponsoring measures. In addition, it is important to state that this study is one of the first to pose realizable suggestions for changing sponsoring structures, which would thereby also follow consumers’
On the contrary, the host city could spend its money on the Games’ security and police work for crime prevention including terrorism. In conclusion, this essay has revealed some benefits and drawbacks of hosting the Olympics. Major three positive impacts on the host city could be increasing tourism expenditures, the local’s high quality of life and English skills. In contrast, there would be two negative impacts there: costs for construction and maintenance of Olympic venues and an increase in crime. The three advantages outweigh two disadvantages because two potential impacts could be avoided.
Tourism facilities operated by the concept of CBT, are in many cases supported by donors outside the community or NGOs. By providing support to this concept, these donors and NGOs aim to increase the benefits that reach the poor by stimulating an alternative form of tourism. C O N C L U S I O N Reality Tours and Travel (RTT) is by far the largest operator of slum tours in Dharavi. Thesuccess of their product has been used as a benchmark for several companies. Result of this is that multiple companies are using the same route as the one RTT uses.
Economic benefit support sport tourism develop According to Ross (2001), economy force can drive sport tourism develop, when people have high disposable income and leisure time, it will motivate them to engage into sport tourism activities (p.4). Therefore a strong economy would be a big support on developing sport tourism such as developed countries. Developed countries are those who had achieved high develop developed economy and advanced technological infrastructure, where it have high average income per capital of the population. For example: United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Japan and etc. Based on Gratton, Shibli & Coleman (2005), in United States, government expenditure on sport expanded considerably and most of the expenditure was made by the local government on build indoor sport center and swimming pool.
It was reformed in 1998 incorporating the Athens and the Epidaurus Festivals, which were founded by the Greek National Tourism Organisation in 1955, with the purpose of attracting tourists to the Greek capital. It is headed by a seven members Board of directors, three of them being the Ministers of Economy, Development and Culture, or their representatives. Although the festival developed to become the city’s major summer cultural event, hosting world class artistic productions, it never managed to establish itself as a significant tourist attraction mainly due to the way it has been managed. Its organisation and marketing were not compatible with the way the tourism market works. Despite the country’s comparative advantages - the unique cultural heritage, the ancient theatres and the fact that ancient Greece was the cradle of western art, the festival has not been included in any of the brochures produced by tour operators selling arts tours.