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View Poll Results: Will the Olympics be good or bad for Paris?
Yes 8 44.44%
No 10 55.56%
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Old 09-13-2017, 01:11 PM
 
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Rio Olympics turned out to be a bad deal for Rio which is now bankrupt and most of the facilities are left to rotten. London in the other hand was as success. What about Paris, what are your thoughts?
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Old 09-13-2017, 01:15 PM
 
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To be fair I'm worried recent events such as the ones coming to Japan and Russia in 2020 and 2018 respectivly may turn these monocultural countries into multicultural 0_0. Lol, probably too dramatic but you never know!

France? They're so used to tourists they'd always handle it somehow...
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Old 09-13-2017, 01:22 PM
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To be fair I'm worried recent events such as the ones coming to Japan and Russia in 2020 and 2018 respectivly may turn these monocultural countries into multicultural 0_0. Lol, probably too dramatic but you never know!

France? They're so used to tourists they'd always handle it somehow...
Why would the Olympics turn Japan and Russia more multicultural. I don't about Russia but Japan has very strict immigration rules and it seems that the Japanese government will not change that.
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Old 09-13-2017, 03:13 PM
 
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^ massive influx of foreigners from everywhere...either they get more friendly or more xenophobic, in an extreme case. But yeah, too short of an event to influence how they view foreigners...most likely.
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Old 09-13-2017, 04:18 PM
 
Location: Near Luxembourg
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Rio Olympics turned out to be a bad deal for Rio which is now bankrupt and most of the facilities are left to rotten. London in the other hand was as success. What about Paris, what are your thoughts?
Mmmm hard to tell...France isn't a model for strict and perfect management of resources...
Anyway the field of transportations in Paris is definitely 'boosted' in term of investments in infrastructures by OG.
It's the area nuit one in term of improvement thanks to OG. (these investments are independent from OG but motivated them) might put the spotlight on Paris for some private investments but real benefits ? Meh, probably nothing 'huge'. Like the Euro 2016 was globally not a total disaster and it was not incredible in term of benefits. Probably some think tanks are still trying to estimate these benefits... Lol

OG seems to benefit to smaller cities that suddenly have this incredible spotlights. When you are London, Paris, Tokyo whatever, you already are well known from tourists and investors I guess

Bad? No, definitely. I hope it ll motivate investments in the north of Paris that needs it
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Old 09-13-2017, 10:09 PM
 
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No. The Olympics is a waste of public money.
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Old 09-14-2017, 06:15 AM
 
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No. The Olympics is a waste of public money.
No. Not if it's refurbishments of existing infrastructures. Paris isn't Rio that now has plenty of useless stuffs from OG.
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Old 09-14-2017, 06:27 AM
 
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Hard to tell, Paris is already in the spotlight so i don't see it necessarily drawing in larger crowds, like it might do with smaller places.
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Old 09-14-2017, 07:26 AM
 
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Default On the other hand

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Hard to tell, Paris is already in the spotlight so i don't see it necessarily drawing in larger crowds, like it might do with smaller places.

I think smaller places will feel definitely relieved to be spared the Circus
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Old 09-14-2017, 08:56 AM
 
Location: Great Britain
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Unlike London, Paris will be using a lot of traditional venues in Central Paris and will only have to construct a few temporary venues, so this will mean savings in terms of overall cost. Whilst the Olympic village Quarter at Saint-Denis will most probably be redeveloped and sold as apartments after the games in order to recoup costs.

Paris awarded the 2024 Olympic Games - and here's how the venues will look in France - Telegraph

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park: Home

Cultural and Education District | Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

Obviously increased spending in what is already a tourist hotspot will be welcome, however in terms of a lasting legacy Paris is not going to have a totally redeveloped area such as Queen Elizabeth Park and Stratford in London which were once rundown urban areas and wasteland.

Given that the Stade De France only needs refurbishing and perhaps some redvelopment, and that the venues are either in place or temporary, Paris may well have a profitable Olympics and it will be a positive for the city of Paris and French Nation.

The same applies to Los Angeles which will also be using a lot of existing venues in 2028, although the US is building the large $2.66 billion Los Angeles Stadium at Hollywood Park.

Paris bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics - Wikipedia

Los Angeles bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics - Wikipedia

Then again Olympic venues in Brazil are now falling in to disrepair and the same is true of much of the vast investment in previous Olympic venues such as Beijing which spent a fortune at the time but now has numerous deserted venues. So at least the Paris and Los Angeles bids are sensible and cost effective when compared to the crumbling monuments left in many cities, although security and policing costs will also be substantial and this could be the largest expense of all.

Rio's Olympic venues, six months on – in pictures | Sport | The Guardian

Olympic legacy: Haunting pictures show past Games buildings left to crumble | The Independent

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