Costs associated with recent Olympic Games

Hosting the Olympic Games is not for tightwad states. Even for the world’s richest countries, and even those that are prudent about spending, the resources required to host the Olympics are extreme. Here’s a snapshot of hefty line items of recent hosts:

Considering prevailing security costs alone of 931 million billion for Athens in 2004, no nation can afford this level of spending without also investing in sustainable long-term benefits.

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