These Olympic games brought many countries together and created bonds that are still used today. Overall these games were probably very fun for all the participants and a great experience to see that part of the world. These games impacted our life in a positive way. As we all should know, de Coubertin was the reason for these games and he is a great example of why to follow after your dreams, results happen. The ‘First Modern Olympic Games’ in 1896, in Athens, Greece were a successful event that modernized our world today.
Did you know that during the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, all of the Olympic committees were present for the first time ever? It is surprising when things happen in one’s own backyard which have influenced and shaped history. There were many elements that made these Olympics so memorable. They were the world’s participation in the events, the outstanding sponsorship of the community and businesses, and the platform for women's rights beginning a standard for the world. Incredible record breaking demonstrations of both strength and perseverance in Olympic and World records, as well as the centennial celebration of the rebirth of the original Greek Olympics distinguished these events from past games.
By improving a nation 's visual appeal it not only stimulates tourism growth but strengthens the current population. Due to construction of much of the hosting city 's infrastructure, it also creates many jobs and improves the daily lives of locals (Chong, 2013). In Athens, during the construction of the Olympic Park the entire costal zone of Faliro was upgraded, and in Australia, Sydney 's park was built on an area that was once nothing but toxic waste (Furrer, 2002). Not only did the Olympics remove unpleasant views and hazardous landscapes, it also revamped the current tourism locations and
Some of the athletic games that Olympics have to offer include wrestling, javelin, and boxing, and many more. Many people have no idea when the Olympics Games started but they date way back to Ancient Greek times around 776 B.C. Back then they had very simple games and contest such as a simple sprint. After awhile they started to add more events such as javelin, discus, wrestling, and even long jump. Around this time the people valued the Olympic games a lot and the ancient Greeks would even stop wars so that they could compete in the covenant Olympic games.
Business opportunities for companies Businesses in New South Wales won A$1bn worth of contracts from the Sydney games and an additional A$300mn was generated by local business. Over 55,000 people received employment related training. If London hosted the Olympic games, thousands of UK firms could be involved in supplying everything from construction to manufacturing, catering to merchandise. (http://www.sportengland.org/2012_uk.htm) Boost to tourism The tourist industry won't just boom during the four weeks that the Olympic and Paralympic games actually take place, but for months and years before and after the event. Price Waterhouse Coopers believe the Sydney games gave Brand Australia A$6.1bn worth of additional publicity and over A$6bn worth of spending from 1.6m visitors between 1997 and 2001.
Fans roamed the corridors and were able to see how the over-budget, 15 story high, $183 million dollar facility was going to pay off for Indianapolis. Of the $183 million the Pacers are responsible for $57 million. This comes from their pockets of team revenue. The city, through local tax, will cover $79 million. This money will be collected via the tax district, hotel-motel tax, and built in ticket tax.
Olympic stadium, which was extended as the games became more popular could hold up to 45,000 patrons at its peak. This was the beginning of a revolution that would soon capture Greece and the world. From the first Olympic stadium to modern stadia such as the Beijing National Stadium or the Allianz Arena, it can truly be said that they have shaped our landscape and challenged of very concept of design. Throughout this essay I will focus on the design and development of stadiums from the beginning of the 20th century until the present day. The panathenaic Stadium (Athens, Greece) was first built in 566 BC, making it one of the oldest stadiums in the world.
Babe Ruth’s famous “called shot” happened there along with Gabby Hartnett’s “Homer in the Gloamin.” It takes many workers to run the park and to keep it going. Wrigley Field, home of the Chicago Cubs, took much construction to build the lights and to design the stadium but held numerous important events. Along with players who made the site famous also caused for many job opportunities. The future of Wrigley Field may be going downhill, but the field now is famous because of the way it was built and the players who have played there. Wrigley Field took only six to seven weeks to build.
The Attractiveness of Companies to the Olympic Games Every four years there is a summer and similarly a winter Olympics, they are incredibly popular and effect a great number of peoples lives during the few weeks of the year that they run, for example in the Sydney 2000 Olympic games images of the games reached 3.7 billion viewers in a record 220 countries. In this essay I will examine the Olympic games and answer questions like why it is that they are so popular and why it is that companies will pay these obscene amounts of money to be associated with them. The Olympics is a unique sporting event, it brings together elite performers from all over the world in competition in a huge number of sports. One reason why it is so popular is because there are so many sports in the games there is something that appeals to all viewers. However the games are not only popular with the spectators at home, huge amounts of money change hands during the build-up and it is is seen by businesses as a great opportunity to promote themselves because they are so popular being associated with the games can only have a positive effect.
This could convince people to come and visit Melbourne and would also be a major tourism boost. Approximately $23.8 million has been spent overhauling the park and upgrading the Lake side track. They built better fences and barricades to help protect spectators in case of a crash, and the track is said to be the safest and finest in the world, creating a benchmark for Albert Park. Temporary seating will cater for 150,000 people, and there was approximately an attendance of 400,000 over the four days. 9,000 part-time jobs and 1,000 full-time jobs were created over the weekend.