Daniel Halliday
Oct 8 · Last update 13 days ago.
Do the Olympic Games have a positive impact nationally and internationally?
Beijing will become the first city to host both the Summer and Winter Olympic Games after a successful 2022 bid this week. There have however been many controversies and criticisms over the hundred years of the Games’ modern history, so are the Olympics still a force for good in the world?
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The Olympics is exploitative of both athletes and hosts
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The overall effect of the Games is positive for athletes and audience alike
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The Olympics is exploitative of both athletes and hosts

The International Olympic Committee have turned this sporting event into a money making exploitation of athletes and hosts that only serves to benefit the IOC. In addition to having a questionable management team accused of nepotism and corruption, the IOC are effectively bankrupting the hosts while exploiting the athletes by not paying them. The Olympics is a business and a money grab, and does not promote sportsmanship, good will between nations or peace.

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The overall effect of the Games is positive for athletes and audience alike

The Olympics is the most famous and well rounded sporting events in the world, and in combination with the Paralympics, the most inclusive series of sporting events in the world. Although it started as an amateur sporting competition, it now gives a platform to professional athletes to gain worldwide recognition and boost their career in their chosen sport.

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