For the past few years there has been a very controversy issue that has been plaguing the Summer Olympics. The Summer Olympics was first held in 1896, it’s an international multi-sport where athletes around the world come to compete with other athletes from different countries. There are many events that are held in the Summer Olympics ranging from Track and Field all the way to Volleyball and Basketball. In each Olympic event there are medals that earned to the winners, the first place winners get a gold medal, the second place winners get a silver medal, and the third place winners gets a bronze medal. The Summer Olympics are held in many different places around the world every four years. But many individuals think that the Summer Olympics …show more content…
But I would have to say they seemed pretty weak. He did not give examples on how people felt when their country hosted the Olympics. He just made an assumption that people in the country gets a national pride boost. His position was well stated you can get a quick insight on his opinion just by ready the first two sentences. But I would the article validity would be weak since the reasons he gives aren’t really factual. By reading these two articles I have come to agree with Tom Worstall on the Summer Olympics being held in one location each four years. I believe that having the Summer Olympics in different cities each four years is very expensive to do especially for the less developed countries. With the Summer Olympics being held in the same spot each time the facilitates being built won’t be useless once the Olympics are over. They can be reused again and again which will save money for everyone. In conclusion, either way you look at it the Olympics has its pros and cons when it comes around. Having the Olympics move each year has not really been considered a problem till recent years. Many people want to stick with the tradition and allow other countries host the Olympics, but other want it to remain in one permanent spot. Either way you go we will still have the pleasure having seeing the best athletes in the world compete against each other and represent their
Nations seem not to have learned from the Berlin Olympics in 1936. Olympics Games hosts have continued to use the event to propagate different political agendas. Human rights groups have over the years fought against decisions by the International Olympics Committee to award to regimes they consider oppressive. Governments use their participation or boycott from the event to communicate their stand on some political issues. Athletes in such nations are disadvantaged, as they do not get a chance to
The controversy in Berlin Olympic Games was that the some of the Jews excluded from the Olympic team were actually world class athletes. The athletes left Germany, along with other Jewish athletes, to resume their sports careers abroad.The Nazis also disqualified Gypsies.The Olympics were intended to be an exercise in goodwill among all nations emphasizing racial equality in the area of sports competition. But the Nazis thought that only the Aryans should participate in the Olympics games to represent Germany.Then after that controversy then the committee of the Games wanted to move the Olympic Games to another country.This was because usually the U.S. got the most medals because they sent the most athletes.
Since 776 BCE, the Olympics have been a way for people of different cultures to come together and compete in friendly competition. In 1892 the first modern Olympics were held in Athens, although it had been over a thousand years since the last game it still had brought together an assortment of different religions and ethnic groups together. Many factors shaping the Olympic Games reflect the changes that have taken place in our world since the last game in 393 CE in Greece such changes include woman’s suffrage, global economy, world wars, and proving competency.
Brazil is unarguably, to an extent, an extremely fast-growing economy. The country has overcome boom after bust in the economy and has now made it into the vision of other first world countries as a nation that is no longer “developing.” Though Brazil has overcome hyperinflation, military leaders, slavery, and many more issues in the past few centuries, the country is becoming more and more known for its economy and that the country is no longer exclusively just agricultural. This economy has given the world, and the International Olympic Committee, hope in the future of the country, and has allowed the IOC to award the 2016 Olympics to the city of Rio de Janeiro. Though the economy may prosper after the Olympics, the Brazilian government has other issues at hand to deal with that should have been prioritized before wanting to host the Olympics. Although there are many cases for the country to grow economically from hosting the Olympics, the government of Brazil should have taken care of many issues, such as the poor distribution of wealth, education systems, and other areas of infrastructure, before looking to host the Olympics, and these issues will hurt the country long after the Games are over.
Today I have tried to persuade you as to why they should keep the Summer Olympics in Rio. The points I?ve shared with you today make you realize that the conditions aren?t exactly deadly enough for Brazil to lose all the money they have put into these games. There is many things that could go wrong in a country at any given time and Brazil is doing their best to make the 2016 Summer Olympics a safe and fun place to be for everyone.
Modern Day Olympics are a huge tradition that sweeps the screens of televisions across the world. Competitors take the arena with uniforms that dawn their countries colors and designs that are meant to resemble their designated flag. For months the news is centered around the games; the preparation, the athletes, and of course the competition. Countries aren 't obsessed, they are inspired and full of pride seeing athletes from their country compete and show their incredible skill. This tradition dates back to ancient Greece where the games began. Tony Perrottet writes about the traditions of the ancient game in his book The Naked Olympics.
Hosting the Olympics comes with many perks for such as, prestige, the creation of new facilities and countless amounts of benefits. With so many things the Olympics has to offer, there can be numerous reasons why countries compete to be elected as the hosting country for the Olympics. The most common reason countries want to host the Olympic is because of its potential ability to improve the country’s economy significantly. With the entire world participating in the Olympics, the hosting country can market...
The Olympic Games are the leading worldwide sport event that held every 4 years, featuring thousands of international athletes from more than 200 nations participating in a variety of sports competitions. Although the Games are about winning the sports competitions, they also provide a platform for the nations throughout the world to learn different cultures and share uniqueness. The Games are important, and have to be held because they transmit a message of friendship and peaceful between nations.
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. Some of these are projects that may have happened without the Olympics but are rescheduled in order to accommodate the Games. All of these projects have benefits to the city besides that of hosting the Games.
Keeping up with hosting the Olympic Games gets harder when the prices start to rise. Holding the Olympics can get extremely expensive which is not necessary for a 17 day event every 4 years. Also, the poorer countries who could use the money spent on the Winter and Summer Games to improve their image. Countries could spend the money spent on more important things like famine and disease. There are many reasons why there should be permanent sites for the Olympic games.
“It’s always an honor to be able to represent your country at the highest level” -Teri McKeever (bustle.com). Whether you are a professional athlete or an amateur athlete it has always been a dream to represent your country at the Olympics. The controversy is should professional athletes be able to compete? Some think they shouldn’t but professional athletes have worked just as hard or maybe even harder than anyone else to get to that level. Professional athletes are the top athletes in the world, this would create more revenue for the Olympics, a sense of national pride when winning for your country, and they are paid millions of dollars to do their sport why would you not let them compete?
Brazilian people are known being very passionate about things, and sports is one of the top. There was an enormous celebration when Rio de Janeiro was announced to host the games. They wanted to demonstrate to the world that Rio is indeed capable of holding an event of such magnitude. Regardless of the current set-backs, organizers of the Olympics in Rio are confident that they will be prepared in time for the games. It is true that Rio can definitely benefit from all this development and planning in addition to the inflow of tourism during the games. Even so, many still believe that the money should be invested in the education and economy for the future of the city. Rio de Janeiro City Hall intends to set and uphold legacy and sustainability during the Olympics in 2016 and after.
We are able to see that hosting the Olympics plays an important role in the development of a country. Despite having a number of valid reasons to oppose the hosting of Olympics, we are able to reap more long-term benefits. Rebranding the country to make it outstanding enough to attract tourist and boost tourism head on. For this reason, it brings in more income for the country and creates more job opportunities in the tourism sector. This would indirectly create job chances in industrial sector. Unemployment rate goes down significantly which are able to attract more people towards the country. Citizens will be more patriotic and not wanting to leave the country. There is so much potential for a country to improve themselves, with all being said, I couldn’t disagree with hosting the
Introduction Today, the Olympic Games are the world's largest pageant of athletic skill and competitive spirit. They are also displays of nationalism, commerce and politics. Well-known throughout the world the games have been used to promote understanding and friendship among nations, but have also been a hotbed of political disputes and boycotts. The Olympic games started thousands of years ago and lasted over a millennium.. The symbolic power of the Games lived on after their demise, and came to life again as the modern Olympic Games being revived in the last century. Both the modern and Ancient Olympics have close similarities in there purpose and in there problems.