Ok, good points, however, I agreed and disagreed with some of it. Fist of all, I mentioned London as an Example for getting the game 3 times, you shouldn't trash London at all. Second, While I agreed with your observation it's about politics and money and the games should rotate around but think about it. The Games were invented by the Greeks/Europeans/Caucasians. It eventually spreads over to N. America and Asia. Europe still hold the most record cities hosts. I'd like to see Africa, New Zealand or South East Asia to host the games but the reality is, they simply do not have money or the infrastructure to do it. Look at the Montreal Canada 1976 games, They lost like $250 million. Then Los Angeles took the lead in 1984 and gained like $300 million in the economy. Beside, the global prestige has to do with it. Say, if they stage the game in say Ethiopia, Namibia, Croatia or Thailand? Would there be a lot of interested-athletes or people to go? But anyway, I'm not trashing on Boston, I just think Boston or San Francisco will be a Weak bid versus the other International cities like Istanbul, Durban, Rome...etc. Then the US will lose for the 3rd time, big waste. The USOC should pick me to make a PITCH for the IOC for the US Win.
((**by the way, we're not arguing, just some healthy facts/discussion).
saidDuring the 2012 Olympics, the weather was overcast and rather cool and it was mid summer. London doesn't get that hot in the summer months. The British Isles are usually misty and cool. Just because a city is huge and had previous experience doesn't mean that it should get to host the summer games again. The summer Olympics are moved around to give other cities and countries the opportunity to host a major, international event. The same for the winter games. To hell with the so called international appeal, lets give other cities and countries the opportunity to host an Olympics. The cities that have hosted Olympics two or three times should be made ineligible to submit a bid. The biggest, wealthiest cities should not be allowed to hog every major opportunity that comes along. It is time to give someone else an opportunity to host an Olympics. Originally the idea of moving the Olympics around was to give everyone an opportunity to host the games. It was not meant just to be dominated by the wealthiest, and most popular cities on the globe. The IOC has become way too political and just like our government, big money has contaminated the bidding process. I guess it is true that money is the root of all evil.[/quote]