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Old 05-12-2014, 02:13 PM
 
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Seems they are way behind schedule, corruption and massive cost over runs seem to be a part of the problem,, Seems every place that has the Olympics ends up costing tax payers big time, i think its time to put the Olympics in a single venue and have costs spread out over all participating countries.The upcoming Rio games look like a disaster in the making..
Why would cities/nations not having the games want to share the cost for one making the income off them? Makes no sense. You do realize the cities bid on hosting the games and very time they have numerous bidders. Why change because they may have made one bad choice?
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Old 05-12-2014, 02:13 PM
 
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Lets have the Olympics in Antarctica... and the country sponsoring gets to organize it...
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Old 05-12-2014, 02:45 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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Rio appears to be resisting the demands of the IOC to spend billions of dollars needlessly. Good for them
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Old 05-12-2014, 02:59 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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There should permanent facilities for the Olympics, in Greece. And permanent facilities for the winter stuff in some suitable place; Switzerland I suppose, or maybe some place in Asia or the New World.
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Old 05-12-2014, 05:10 PM
 
Location: Seal Rock
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Rumour has it that the games may be moved back to London for 2016.
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Old 05-12-2014, 08:19 PM
 
Location: Maui County, HI
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I find it mind-boggling that anybody would want to go to Rio De Janiero to see the Olympics. The idea of being a tourist in such a terrible place rife with poverty, crime, and human trafficking seems borderline sociopathic.
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Old 05-13-2014, 04:59 AM
 
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Let me point out that Vancouver, British Columbia, held the Winter Olympics in 2010.

The ENTIRE cost of the Games has been paid off, THIS year.

Calgary also has held the Winter Games, in the past, and Montreal had the summer games .

Good management, and proper budgeting are the keys to a successful Games.

Jim B.

Toronto.
Montreals Olympic games went billions overbudget and we only finished paying it off a few years ago, we are now left with a colossal Olympic stadium in the city that sits vacant and unused, but the tax payer is still on the hook for its upkeep and maintenance.
I'd base the games in Greece and have permanent structures to accommodate the event,paid for by participating countries...
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Old 05-13-2014, 09:13 AM
 
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Montreals Olympic games went billions overbudget and we only finished paying it off a few years ago, we are now left with a colossal Olympic stadium in the city that sits vacant and unused, but the tax payer is still on the hook for its upkeep and maintenance.
I'd base the games in Greece and have permanent structures to accommodate the event,paid for by participating countries...
Should the roads that go to those venues be maintained by other countries? How about the personnel to maintain them? Should Greece be able to use them for non-Olympic events?

Sorry, but I can see this as a giant money vacuum, and I wouldn't want a single dime of my tax money to go towards it.
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Old 05-13-2014, 09:46 AM
 
Location: IL
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Should the roads that go to those venues be maintained by other countries? How about the personnel to maintain them? Should Greece be able to use them for non-Olympic events?

Sorry, but I can see this as a giant money vacuum, and I wouldn't want a single dime of my tax money to go towards it.
Exactly. That is the world subsidizing Greece's general infrastructure. Greece probably needs that, but I don't want to do it.
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Old 05-13-2014, 10:44 AM
 
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winkosmosis, I would love to go to Rio. I've been wanting to go for years. Keep your wits about you & you're fine.
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