What are the host countries of the Olympic games?
It's different every time.
Click on the 'Olympic Games Host Cities' link on this page to see a list of host cities of the Olympics along with reading a short history of the ancient and modern Olympics. There is also a VERY good website: www.harveyabramsbooks.com/hostcities.html which you can go to, to find out which countries, cities AND what year they hosted the olympics!!!
Because only the more economically developed countries can afford to host the games. It takes millions upon millions of dollars to build the stadiums, fields, stands, athlete housing facilities etc. Undeveloped countries could not afford to host the olympics. As it is the debt for these countries after the games is astronomical.
There have been some smaller countries to host the Olympics. In 1912, Sweden (Stockholm) hosted the Games. In 1920, Belgium (Antwerp) was the host and in 1952, Finland (Helsinki) was the host. Today generally large, industrialized countries are selected to host the Olympics due to the large number of tourists expected and the construction of stadiums and venues that are needed for the athletes to compete. Click on the "Olympic Host Cities" link below to…
The commonwealth games are a very successful sporting even that occurs every 4 years for members of the British Commonwealth. The games are significantly cheaper to host than the Olympic games and therefore can be hosted by smaller cities and countries than the olympic bringing the benefits to countries that need it. The next games are due to be held in Delhi in 2010.