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Taking a Stand Against the Olympics 2017-08-12 오후 11:23:00

For many years, the Olympics have been an event that symbolized a grand unification of different nationalities- showing the world how sports are able to rid the world of tension, even for a moment. Over time, however, cities are slowly refusing to host the Olympics and have gone as far as to sign petitions against it. Remarkably, this act of revolt is neither from the government nor the city council members, but rather, the locals. It’s a stand against the corporate system of allowing damage for the sake of tournaments. This biennial event costs an excessive amount of money, causing unnecessary debt to the hosting cities in the aftermaths of the celebration. Considering the overwhelming budgetary drought after the Olympics, it’s no wonder these cities are beginning to voice their opinions.

The monetary pressure that comes along with hosting the Olympics may just be the tip of the iceberg, for another issue lies within this event- environmental destruction. The athletes don’t perform in nature, nor do they tread lightly on the grounds of natural habitats. Combined with the mountainous amounts of litter left behind by spectators and the 3.6 million tons of CO2 emitted into the environment, this competitive event has taken a toll on not only the city, but also on the world itself. It has also been estimated that thousands of tons of waste are produced, along with 23,500 liters of fuel and 29,500 gigawatts used during the games. In more ways than one, the Olympics have proven to be debilitating to both the economy and the environment.

Overall, the water supplies, transportation systems, and sustainable materials take a heavy toll on the world, and cities everywhere have just now started to see the impairing effects of the Olympics. Although the tournament may represent youthful passion and fire of the people, until substitutes are found for the vandalistic roots of the Olympics, it may be best to just live on in the hearts of the public.

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For decades, the Olympics symbolized a grand unification of different nations, showing the world how sports can rid the world of international tensions even for a brief moment. Over time, however, cities have gradually refused hosting the Olympics and have gone as far as signing petitions against it. Remarkably, this act of revolt is neither from the government nor the city council members, but rather from locals. It is a stand against the corporate system allowing damages to occur in communities for the sake of hosting tournaments. This biennial event costs an excessive amount of money and causes unnecessary debt after Olympic events are finished. Considering the overwhelming lack of funds for hosting the Olympics, it is no wonder that locals in cities are beginning to voice their opposition.

The monetary pressure that comes along with hosting the Olympics is just the tip of the iceberg. Another issue lies within hosting these events: environmental destruction. Athletes do not perform in nature and do not tread lightly on grounds of natural habitats. The combination of incredible wastes left behind by spectators and the 3.6 million tons of carbon dioxide emitted takes a huge toll not only on the city, but the rest of the world. It is estimated that thousands of tons of wastes are produced to due to these games, along with 23,500 liters of fuel and 29,500 gigawatts of energy. In more ways than one, hosting the Olympics has proven to be debilitating both for the city’s economy and environment.

Overall, the water supplies, transportation systems, and sustainable materials can take a heavy toll on the world and cities are now beginning to see how damages occur when hosting the Olympics. Although the tournament may represent youthful passion and the fire of a nation’s people, it is best to display this in the hearts of the public until effective substitutes are found for the ways vandalism occurs through hosting the Olympics.
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