The Authoritarian Future Of The Olympics

May 29, 2014 in Daily Bulletin

Tony Manfred took a look at why the future of The Olympics might be a lot more authoritarian.

  • Event organizers usually over-estimate the benefits of hosting The Olympics while the cost of the games invariably go over-budget.
  • As a result of this voters are increasingly rejecting the idea of hosting the games in their city.
  • A referendum in Poland led to the city withdrawing its application to hold the 2022 Winter Games, as did a vote in Germany.
  • Other countries are either planning to, or have already, withdrawn their candidacy to be hosts.
  • The remaining serious contenders are from Kazakhstan and China.
  • They are, unsurprisingly, authoritarian countries that don’t have to pay attention to taxpayer concerns.

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Source: Business Insider