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Old 07 December 2017, 03:08 AM
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Originally Posted by Die Capacitrix View Post
I would prefer to stop building expensive, single-use stadiums, pools, etc. Such a waste of money, resources, and, very unfortunately, sometimes lives. The Olympics are not green by any stretch of the imagination and typically leave the host city/country in the red.
Iíve long thought that it would make more sense for the Olympics to have a few permanent locations that they cycle through every four years. As youíve pointed out, for all the money host countries spend on them, they invariably wind up being a financial sinkhole. So letís have some locations for summer games and some for winter games and cycle through them. In the interest of paying homage to the ideals of bringing people together in the name of athletics, we can put a permanent Olympics location on every continent, except Antarctica but that was probably obvious enough. Though one of the locations should be Athens in the interest of paying respect to the Ancient Greeks who came up with the idea.
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