While some may acknowledge that some people are indeed displaced due to new construction, and there is a lot of money spent up front for the games, they may counter that the monetary and societal rewards reaped later will be huge. But, this paper will rebuke those claims by providing examples that exhibit that the oft asserted financial gains rarely come to fruition and that the societal impact is anything but rewarding. Lastly, even though any change is unlikely, two proposals, which could curtail some of the negative impacts brought on by the Olympic Games, will be offered, which are either create a permanent Olympic site, or hold the games less frequently, on a rotating basis,... ... middle of paper ... ...cive to hosting the winter games, and the other area suitable for the summer games. Since the International Olympic Committee has the funds, and the final say in location, they should pay the costs associated with establishing and constructing a permanent Olympic site. There could also be a fee paid by each nation to participate in the Olympic Games, and this money could go towards the upkeep of the facilities.
Along with this, it is necessary to pick a country and city that is ready to host an event such as this, but there have been several cases which have not lived up to the Olympic standards. When a chosen country is already experiencing problems within their country, it would be assumed that they would not be a suitable country to host the Olympics, which Sochi, Russia and Beijing, China have both shown. When contemplating the location of the next Olympics, it is of the upmost importance to pick a venue that is not only safe, but prepared for the large task at hand in order to insure the safety of both athletes and civilians. In Beijing, China and Sochi, Russia, problems that ran rapid previously to the Olympics continued throughout, tainting the rest of the world. What China is stereotypically known for is its unsafe pollution and rapid health concerns, which were existent before and during the summer Olympic Games in 2008.
Several are concerned with the dangerous conditions around the favelas due to high levels of crime and drug dealings. Another issue is that the elaboration of these projects has resulted in the relocation of thousands of families. The entitlement of hosting the Olympics is seen as a great accomplishment for the city. Nonetheless, many explain that Rio de Janeiro is not yet fit and does not have the financial and secure conditions necessary to become the world’s main focus in 2016. This paper will expand on these issues based on evidence gathered on a trip to Rio de Janeiro in March 2014.
Hosting the Olympic Games is a massive risk that cities all around the world are willing to take. While many people assume that hosting the Games is a way out a debt, it can also be just the opposite. There are many factors that contribute to the overall success and failure of hosting the Olympics. For one, the results differ between cities of economically developed countries and cities of less developed countries; economically developed cities profit more than less developed cities. Hosting the Summer versus Winter Games can also impact a city’s overall profit.
Long-term economic benefit from the Olympics depends critically on how well venues and infrastructure can be incorporated into the overall economy in years following the games. This paper outlines the reasons why hosting the Olympics is disadvantageous to the hosting country through a cost-benefit analysis. Hosting the Olympics is not just a single project. It is a series of multiple projects. Housing must be provided, athletic venues must be built, and city infrastructure must be built.
2.0 Findings 2.1 Literature Review The organizing of an international sports event can bring many benefits as well as adverse outcomes to the host country. However, this depends on the public as many people have different views on such event. This section covers past studies on hosting an international sports event which are reviewed to provide the information needed for the three research questions which were established in this research conducted. 2.1.1 What are the public’s views on Olympics? 2.1.2 What are the advantages and disadvantages of hosting the Olympics in Malaysia?
Issue The International Olympic Committee is not meeting the attendance expectations of the Olympic Games. Question What strategies should the International Olympic Committee implement in order to increase the attendance to the Olympic Games? Description of Marketing/Research Question. Generally, sports events have significant benefits to society which can include: social interaction, association of different cultures and ethnics, and enjoyable times to freely express emotions and feelings. The Olympic Games is a notorious example of it.
The issues at hand was the number and price for tickets to make it available for the public to see the Olympics like never before. The problem was to find the right price for each event and how many tickets will be sold to cover costs. The Olympic committee for London had to find the correct balance not only of the tickets for so called main events but those of the lesser attractive sports to make it viable to run the games. They also had to look into using existing structures for the events as to not add additional costs while maintaining the first class feel of previous Olympics. Presentation of the Facts The London committee was awarded the Olympics for the 2012 presentation.
Huge amounts of money are used to build venues and make medals, only leading up to the countries who host the Games going into debt afterwards. There are only rare cases in which the countries earn money from hosting the Olympics, but most of the time the debt that they get themselves into take years, or even decades to pay off. You might ask yourself, why do we even host the Olympics, if it has these huge disadvantages? The answer is because we want pride for our countries, no matter how temporary it is. Knowing this, we can safely say, that the Olympic Games do not help us grow as a species.
Certain Olympic games are indelibly associated with politics (Runciman 39). These relationships severely ruin the original values of the Olympics and cause serious problems. For example, intentional selection of the host countries, unfair judgments and the opportunity to get medals, segregation, and certain problematic actions such as boycotts and controversial performance. Clearly, some IOC members disagreed with the insertion of politics into the Olympics (Whiteside). The Tokyo Olympics will take place in Japan during the year 2020, and the Olympics will last for long in our future.