Growing up, back when the Winter and Summer Olympics were held in the same year, it was exciting. We planned our TV schedule around those two ten day spans. There was Olympic fever everywhere you went, red, white and blue everything. It was fantastic, overwhelming and awe inspiring.
We had the Dream Team, not the Kobe "Rapist" Bryant and Lebron "I'm a Twat Waffle" James dream team but the REAL Dream Team, Jordan, Bird, Barkley, even Magic came out of retirement for this. It was awesome. But that was when I was young and now as an adult I have a different view on the Olympics.
Nope, no sir, my question is simple though, how do they decide where to put the Olympic stadium, village and other buildings that need to be used for the Olympics? I understand that different countries put bids in, in order to host the Olympics and more than likely it goes to a country that has money. I get the fact that we will more than likely never see an Olympics in a country like Ecuador, but how do they figure out where to put these monstrosities they need for the Olympics?
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If they are going to keep doing this, they should look at demolishing a Walmart or three or a few McDonald's franchises, (I would say Starbucks, but they are usually in a strip mall) there's plenty of them and you could have the workers work for the Olympics, selling things or serving food, it's a win win.
After they build the monstrosity and the Olympics are over, what do they do with it? Do they sell it to a NFL team or an MLB team? They should make it into affordable housing for the down trodden, that's what I think. The Olympic village is really nothing more than a gigantic complex with hotel suites in it. Rent them out to people who are less fortunate or give them back to the people they kicked out to build the barracks.
If they ran it like a circus they could cut costs and eliminate the need for erecting a big Bird's Nest in China. They could just pick different parking lots (Walmarts or McDonald's) throughout whatever city they are occupying that year. Make it more of an inconvenience to the Olympians and trainers than to the people who actually live in that city year round and make them commute to and from the pool or the water polo pool (don't the horses drown?) They should map out the city and find the biggest parking lots to put the different buildings in and for the Maker's sake use a stadium that is already there, have it outside...it's SUMMER for shit's sake!
** I can honestly say I did not research before writing this, so if I'm wrong...whatever...
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