Olympic Games Case Study

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1984, many of the communist countries chose to boycott the olympic games in retaliation of the American boycott of the games held in the soviet union, and because as they stated, America was an unsafe environment for their athletes, being that America is an anti-communist country. Jump twenty four years later, the 2008 olympic games in Beijing China. All but a few countries prepared tirelessly to take part in what was projected to be one of the best games ever. While L.A. used existing stadiums and venues for their games, Beijing had a grand total of thirty one venues, however 17 of those venues were built for the arrival of the olympic games. Los Angeles and Beijing both had spectacular venues for their given time. L.A. had the Los Angeles …show more content…
The total cost of the Olympics would amount to around $546 million. Often criticized during the event as chaotic and unorganized, it would later serve as the blueprint for games to come once it was announced that the games had brought in a profit of $223 million. A couple of the main reasons for the large profit were corporate sponsors and television revenues. But probably the main reason for the large profit was the use of existing venues to host the games that immensely cut down on the potential cost. A total of 31 venues were used to host the many events that were held. A few of the main venues used were the L.A. Memorial Coliseum, the Rose Bowl, the L.A. Memorial Sports Arena (Boxing), Olympic Swim Stadium (Diving, Swimming, Synchronized Swimming), Pauley Pavilion (Gymnastics), and Dodgers Stadium. Olympic Swim Stadium would be one of only two venues that were built for the …show more content…
Built in 1922 for $272,198 and seating approximately 57,000 people, the stadium would officially take on the name The Rose Bowl in 1923. Since then, it has undergone numerous renovations and expansions, bringing its seat capacity to nearly 100,000 seats. For the 1984 Olympic Games, 101,799 fans attended the gold medal match, a 2-0 victory for France over Brazil. Similar to the L.A. Coliseum, The Rose Bowl has hosted numerous events such as the Super Bowl and has been called home by many southern California teams. Of course, it will always be known for its connection to the college football bowl system as one of the most prestigious bowls played in by top teams each year and is part of the rotating venue schedule for the national

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