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Washington College Vs. Summer Olympics: A Case Study

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When Washington University hosted the second Presidential debate on October 9th, estimates predicted a final cost upwards of $5 million. The cost is high by any means, however considering the event lasted one night and security only had to be provided for a few thousand, one can only fathom how such costs compare to other events such as the Olympics. By far the largest sporting event in the world, the summer Olympics specifically are a three-week affair in which tens of thousands of athletes, trainers, journalists, and tourists converge into one gigantic human melting pot. Unlike the Presidential debate, colossal new venues needed to be constructed. So did improvements in infrastructure as well as housing for the influx of travelers. The sum
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