Hoping another city wins the 2024 Olympic Games
efin98 wrote:My hometown just got awarded the USOC's recommendation to host the 2024 Olympic Games. I would normally be pleased with that, except in the past 14 years of paying close attention to the goings on of the state I am disappointed by the selection.
We don't have an athetics stadium that fits the IOC's rules, we don't have the infrastructure to house the incoming throngs of international media, and you would not believe the amount of cooperation and money needed to get the athletes housed in livable conditions...
And I can't even begin to explain the politics of this area- city and town, state, federal, private properties all needed to give their OK and support just to host events :roll: San Francisco, Washington DC, and Los Angelas were all better choices than Boston :roll:
Please, please, please let Paris or Rome or some other major city ultimately win, we can't handle it and more importantly the general public here just doesn't want it!
I've also heard that the Olympics really drains a city's finances and the difference is almost never made up, so they ultimately lose a ton of money. I think it was Athens that really took a hit after they hosted. Seems like it would put a lot of stress on the city.
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