"The Olympics remain the most compelling search for excellence that exists in sport, and maybe in life itself” (Bell). Beginning in 1896, the games have successfully continued to this day with each nation’s top athletes competing at the highest level. A controversy on the continuation of the Olympics has arisen recently with proponents arguing that the games are economically beneficial to the host nation, they promote nationalism and a sense of union, and increase a host country’s global trade and stature; whereas opponents contend that they cause financial ramifications, constrain host cities to create costly infrastructure and residences that fall into disuse, and displace and trouble residents of the host nation and city. The Olympics lead
To help make the possibility of their dreams increase, the Olympics should have more sports. Baseball would help those kids, not only to make their dreams come true, but also healthier. International Softball President Dan Porter, who is referring to baseball's 65 million participants worldwide said, “We are probably the largest sport that's not on the current Olympic program in terms of numbers. Another quote by Dan Porter suggests that many younger boys and girls want to get their Olympic dreams back, but without baseball, that won't happen. According to Tomiaki Fukuda, if we have more Olympic sports that are outside, it will drive kids and adults to go outside.
A main reason for the higher cost were due to the events of September 11th, that made Olympic host increase the amount of security needed. However, they only built 3 venues (Utah Olympic Park, Utah Olympic Oval, and Soldier Hollow) for purpose of the Olympics all other venues used were already existing structures. However, unlike Sydney, Salt Lake City made an estimated profit of $101 Million, nearly doubling their estimate of $56 Million (Bloomberg News, 2002). Currently all Olympics venues that built for the Olympics are currently still being used for Olympic training as well as for recreational use the buildings that were currently there that Salt Lake City rented are also still in
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. similarly, document 7 describes that countries that sponsored the Seoul Olympics of 1988 such as united states and Japan have made tremendous profits, on the other hand, Korean corporations have “failed to avail itself of an opportunity to display its industrial and economic power to a worldwide television” by not sponsoring the Olympics. According to the international Olympic committee statistics, there was also an increase in the economic participation of different nations to pay to the international Olympic committee for international tv and radio broadcast rights. This demonstrated the willingness of countries to contribute to the Olympic games because it benefited them(doc
Overwhelming Greed in the Olympics With millions of dollars at stake hosting the Olympic Games, the bidding to be selected has never seen such a large pool of countries. Big and even small countries alike both have the chance to rake in a bountiful profit by hosting the two-week long sports extravaganza. However, the chance to host the games is being damaged by greed because International Olympic Committee (IOC) members expect bribes, local Olympic Bid Committee members cannot seem to resist the temptation to provide them and in the end the Olympic Games are corrupted. The Olympic Games are an outstanding sporting event that has brought people and countries together since it was reborn in 1896, with what we call the modern Olympic Games. Baron Pierre de Coubertin, a French aristocrat who is the founder of the International Olympic Committee and considered the father of the modern Olympic Games, once said, “The important thing at the Olympic Games is not to win but to take
The counter-argument was that allowing South Africa in the Olympics would legitimize the apartheid and normalize the discrimination and injustice that the non-whites were suffering at the hand of the South African government. One by one country were pulling out to protest the IOC’s decision and taking a stand against the South African regime. Most of the African countries and star African and black Olympians of the United States had withdrawn from the Olympics, however, the largest impact was created when the USSR, a prominent participate, also threatened to pull out. This created a shockwave as the 1968 Olympics were now in jeopardy. With such an important player out of the games the Olympics would not be as entraining thus they would lose a lot of money.
Once the Olympics are over, there is nothing particularly positive left behind in the host city. The specially made buildings and other areas are not generally useful and fall into run downed states , and the regions near the sites were in the same shape, perhaps even worse than before. The events prospere, but the people around it and built it did not. This can be related back to how the Fair affected the city of Chicago. Chicago was not a rich city to begin with, and the harsh conditions of weather, crime, and just living conditions took a serious toll on the inhabitants.
The Modern Olympic flag of five linked rings, each with a primary color used in the flags of the nations competing in the games, was introduced in 1908. The modern Olympic torch relay first took place at the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin. There is no ancient basis for this modern symbol. In conclusion, the Ancient Olympics were held to honor Zeus. There were thirteen events in the Ancient Olympics' compared to the thirty-two events in the modern Olympics.
The large number of immigrants is affecting the American citizens. Taxpayers are being forced to pay for the schooling, and welfare benefits for a lot of the immigrants. Several people like the idea of open borders within the United States. However, if the borders were to be opened, immigrants would take advantage of that. The population of immigrants would increase drastically.
"Running, long jump, shot put, javelin, discus, and equestrian competitions" are some of the many Olympic sports played many centuries ago. While these sports were made for entertainment purposes, they were also helpful for ancient civilizations.The Games had a religious and political significance and helped Greek historians and writers to keep track of time. These games were very important to history and to this very day The Olympics were held in honor of the Greek gods. They revolved around their myths and beliefs. According to the article "Preparation and Training for the Original Olympic Games" by Hailey White, " the original Olympic Games were in honor of Zeus, the Greek God of Thunder" and on " the first day out of the five was set for the opening ceremony and sacrifices to the gods" The competitors were required to take an oath in front of the statue of Zeus promising that they had trained for ten months prior.