Disadvantages Of Living In A Great City

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The Olympic Games are an international tradition for many countries across the globe. Where a nation shows its best athletes off to the world in hopes of taking home some gold medals.
They are usually held in cities of wealth and good size. For many cities it is an honor to hold the Olympics. But as prestigious as that is, does it help the cities economy in the long run? Maybe not so much. Many cities tend to accept hosting the Olympic Games without putting enough thought into it. This can result with the city ending up in years of debt, due to construction and many other things. The bar ends up being set too far with expectations that the city can’t fulfill. Sometimes the things built aren’t used anymore after the games, meaning that no more profit is made. Some great examples of these incidences are Beijing and Montreal Games. (Beijing) “Furthermore, most of the infrastructure for the Games are now empty and, therefore, not bringing in a
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Sure that sounds great and all but even then there is still no guarantee everything will go right, from overshooting the expected budget or underestimating how much space the city have because there might be more people than the average previous years. Construction might could still have things get in the way and delay it. This could cause a great city to become a rather poor one. Here are some examples of these things happening. “[T]he University of Oxford found that the cost of Olympic Games overrun with 100 percent consistency. According to the same study, the cost of the 2004 Athens Olympic Games ran over by 60 percent; the Albertville, France, 1992 Olympic Winter Games ran over 135 percent; and the Lake Placid, New York, 1932 Olympic Winter Games ran over by 320 percent” (7 Ways Hosting the Olympics Impacts a City). This just goes to show how even the most prepared can fail and why the hosting the Olympic Games aren’t worth
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