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A permanent venue for the Olympic Games?
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) should create a permanent venue for the Olympic Games.
A permanent venue would be beneficial for the sport and the athletes.
A permanent venue would be beneficial for the image of the Olympic Games.
Creating a permanent venue is sensible regarding financial costs and space.
It would be a great opportunity to return the games to Greece.
With the creation of a permanent venue, the Olympic Games would find its way back to its ancient origin and thus connect with its initial roots.
Holding a big international sporting event in the same location is already well-established in some areas, e.g.
Tour de France
The Championships, Wimbledon
There is more excitement when athletes from the host country are competing for a gold medal. This excitement would be lost in a neutral setting.
Creating a permanent venue would lead to a permanently unfair situation.
A permanent venue is not compatible with the spirit of the Olympic Games.
Hosting the Olympic Games is often a symbol of societal advancement and arrival of the nation as peer on the global stage.
Olympic venues serve as an initial push for developing rural areas and city infrastructure.
A permanent venue comes with the risks associated with relying on one nation. Political strives and economic crises could thus become a threat to the Olympic Games.
The Summer and Winter Games are distinctly different. A permanent venue would need to accommodate both sets of seasonal sports.
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