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The (Non) Mirror of the Olympic Games

For the average person, the Olympic Games are known to be played every two years, rotating every four years between the seasonal games (i.e. summer and winter). The location of the Games has been debated since the revival of them in 1896 when Coubertin wanted the games to have a permanent city (Young, 2005) while others felt that as the world participates, the world should play host. By hosting the Olympic Games, cities hope for an economic boost to the city’s economy (Cashman, 2002) but also realize the negative effect of financing the Games as seen by Montreal having a debt being paid off nearly 30 years later after hosting the 1976 Olympic Games (Newtown, 2012, para. 2). Continue reading

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