Too numerous athletics, too high costs, too many white elephant hosting the Summer Olympics has become a burden. But the mixture is simple-minded: spread the wealth
Cricket wants to be an Olympic play. MMA has prepared noises about applying to join the Recreation. Baseball and softball want to return, and theyre facing plenty of tournament from other sports.
So everyone wants to be in the Summer Olympics. But who wants to foot the bill and host them?
Not Boston, which receded its dictation last summer. Not Hamburg, which scorned a offer in a referendum in November. Not Toronto, even though the Canadian city hosted the Pan American Games last year. This times Olympic host, Rio de Janeiro will surely feel some bidders remorse as it deals with unfinished projects and countless other headaches.
The problem is simple. The Summer Olympics are too big to have in one home. And in this era of planet feeds and instant communication, theres simply no need to condense the Games into one overburdened location.
The IOC have all along did interferences about restraint the dimensions of the the Olympics. But theyve focused on the number of happens( low-toned 300 s) and number of jocks( low-pitched 10,000 s ). In the meantime, theyve included sports who are in need of custom-built facilities, adding to the Game construction cost and leaving behind more embarrassing white elephants that gather weeds and rot when the Recreation are gone.
Los Angeles may be one of the few metropolis that they were able host the Summer Olympics without a building boom. The metropoli hosted in 1984 and has continued to build more stadiums and arenas since then. LA 2024 is about what we have , not what were going to build, boasts the orders official place.
Still, the dictation has some odd fits. Los Angeles FCs new football stadium would be put to use for float, diving and synchronized dive. The Los Angeles Tennis Center too would be inundated for ocean polo.
Other metropolitans could be worse off. Since Los Angeles last-place hosted, a Summer Games multitudes must-have schedule has been expanded to include 😛 TAGEND A canoe/ kayak slalom track. Some are simply entrances hung in creeks. Others are giant engineering projects to send water through an artificial structure.
A BMX course, complete with fan-pleasing droops and bulges. A golf course. Thats a handy 240 acres Rio must reshape, resod and secure. A mountain biking course. A beach volleyball venue. A rugby slope. A triathlon route. Baseball and softball fields, if the sports can talk their method back onto the Olympic program. Tennis courtrooms.( Baseball and tennis were demonstration boasts in 1984.)