Essay on The Olympic Games And The Olympics

985 Words Dec 8th, 2016 4 Pages
The Olympic Games have existed throughout the world for over one hundred years and continue to gain popularity between countries. This event has been hosted in places such as Canada, Australia, Russia, Japan, Germany, and so many more. In recent history, however, there has been an ongoing controversial topic about this famous event. After accusations of corruptness were brought out on the IOC (International Olympics Committee), people felt unsteady and unsafe with where the games were hosted. The most recent Olympic Games, the Rio 2016, has been a perfect example of how corrupt the program has been with supporting countries. The way to eliminate some of the corruptness between the IOC and the countries is to have the Olympic Games held at the same location every time. An ideal location would be Athens, Greece.
Argument 1 (finances)
All the way back in 1896, the Olympic Games began its first competition between athletes in Athens, Greece. Athens is the best location for the Olympic Games to be held continuously due to several factors including the historical background, renovated facilities, and cost budgets. According to an article made by Nate Berg, a freelance reporter through CityLab, the 1976 Montreal Olympic Games had a price tag of about $1.6 billion. This heavy amount of money had taken Montreal over 30 years to pay off. The most recent Olympic Games, the Rio 2016, had a pay stamp of roughly $12 billion. If the steady rise of money for each Olympic Games goes up…

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