Just seven months after the 2016 Rio Olympics ended, the host country is acknowledging the entire operation was a terrible thing.?
Is anyone surprised to learn this, and if so why
To give some context here is more:"Just seven months after the torch was doused, the host country is already acknowledging the entire operation was a terrible, perhaps criminal idea. It has left them debt-ridden and without a clue what to do with already decaying facilities. and also: “There was no planning when they put out the bid to host the Games. No planning.” and, Of course there was no plan. Everyone knew that … well except the IOC apparently, which isn’t big on “plans.
- lestermountLv 73 years agoFavorite Answer
most host cities and countries don't admit that hosting the games is a big financial disaster, even Los Angeles who made a profit in 1984, was left with a huge burden maintaining facilities they would not use again. If you visit Olympic cities a few years after the games you will find most sites in disrepair or demolished.
- 3 years ago
that is nothing new --- most host countries lose a ton of money