Olympic Games And The Olympics

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When it comes to the Olympic Games, there is a lot of history behind it. The first Olympics were held in Olympia, Greece, and the games were played by elite athletes. The games went from 776 BC to 393 AD and stopped up until 1896 AD, when the games were held in Athens, Greece. The Olympics have become a great way for countries to show off some of the interesting aspects of their country. For a country to host the Olympics, they must go through a process. First, you must submit a bid to the IOC (International Olympic Committee) stating why the Olympics should be hosted in your country, whether it be economic, social, and or environmental reasons. If the IOC chooses a country to host the Olympics of a certain year, they will let them know that the bid was accepted. Next, the process of building the stadiums and the houses for the Olympics begins. This is the most costly part of the entire process. The construction takes many years to complete, and once the construction is finished, the rest is the setup to prepare for what is to come. After the Olympic Games take place, the goal for the host country is to leave a legacy. A legacy is defined as "the cause-effect relationship with the event and its immediate impacts and ends with clearly identified outcomes" (Hiller, 2014, 47). When analyzing a certain Olympic event, it is imperative to assess all three phases of the games and all of the aspects possible to determine whether it leaves a positive or negative legacy. When

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