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modern Olympic Games are international sporting events that consist of a
variety of sport games in which thousands of athletes from
around the world compete in different categories. They were inspired by
the ancient Olympic Games,
which were held in Olympia, Greece
and today they are considered the world’s most important competition with more
than 200 nations participating. The Olympics are organized once in four years
always in different host countries. Being so important they affect in the
economies of the host countries and lately there has been a discussion whether
the Olympics should have a permanent home or not. By looking at this issue in
different points of view there are advantages and disadvantages of having a
permanent home for Olympics.

To begin with,
hosting the Olympics costs a huge amount of money. These countries must provide
everything so that the whole event goes in the right way. All the facilities
even the ones that do not exist will have to be built. For instance, the areas
where each competition will be organized are the most crucial part. The
accommodation must be built not only for the athletes, but also for the
visitors and fans. The transport system is another thing that must be taken in
consideration, because it is necessary to carry people safely and quickly to
their destinations. As a result few countries want to host the Winter Olympics.
No one wants to invest billions into infrastructure for games that half the
world ignores.

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Secondly, during
the years of construction, a great number of people are displaced. Estimates
say that the organization of the last 20 Olympic Games displaced 20 million
people. Thirty thousand African Americans were obliged to move during the
Atlanta Games, to make way for sporting places; 1.25 million people lost their homes during
the Beijing Games.  As 1Cooper, H.S. (2005) said “No city welcomes the enormous disruption
every four years.” (p.85-98). This disruption would cause a great cost of
money, but also it would bring chaos and dissatisfaction when the event

the other hand there a lot of those who think that changing the host city every
time is profitable. They are based in the fact that during the preparation of
the event more manpower will be needed. So a large number of jobs in various
sectors are given rise, making the employment a priority. However many of these
jobs will be temporary, so it does not solve the employment problem.

being an expensive business, the government itself would find difficulties in
funding these great events. This would be an ideal opportunity for advertising
many companies that compete to sponsor these events. But not always all the
money needed can be covered by advertising and sponsorship, so the citizens
most probably may have to pay increased taxes.

conclusion, considering both pros and cons whether the Olympics should have a
permanent home or not, I think that it would be more convenient if there was
one. An uninhabited Greek island would be
ideal, not too far from the coast accessible by ferries as well as planes. Having
a permanent place for the summer Olympics would also return the Games to their
historic birthplace, Greece, so why not return them to their real roots?  .  

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