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What is the cost and benefits of staging the Olympics?

Answer

Wiki User
08/19/2011

The benefits of hosting the Olympic Games are:

- increased employment - lots of workers needed for construction of facilities etc.

- increased tourism - the host nation is put on show to all the world

- better infrastructure - transport, security etc. are all improved

- feel-good factor across the host nation

The Olympics usually are very expensive (London 2012 budget is somewhere around £9 billion) and so host nations have to weigh up the pros and cons.

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Thanks