Hosting The Olympics Game, Is It Worth It? Essay

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The Olympic games were firstly introduced in 776 BC in Olympia, Greece, as a religious celebration to honor Zeus, a god in Ancient Greek mythology. It was a series of athletic competitions where representatives from each city-state and then compete to become a winner. Nowadays, the modern Olympic games have become one of the most prestigious events in the world. There are thousands of participants and athletes come from hundreds of countries all over the world to compete in more than 50 sports. The first modern Games was held in Athens, Greece, in 1896 and then followed by the winter games that were started in 1924. Each game is held quadrennial with a two-year difference between summer and winter games. The Olympic games are managed by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and there is also a representative committee in several countries around the world which is called National Olympic Games Committee (NOC).
Just like the others sports events, such as World Cup, the Olympic games are held in different cities and different countries. So that there must be a special procedure to select the host city for the games, which is through an open-bidding process that is started seven years prior to the game. However, the bidding process literally starts earlier, it might be eight or nine years prior, since there will be also ‘domestic competition’ within a country to select which city that will represent their country to
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