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Are the olympics going to become a disaster?

Yes! 79 49.07%
 
No! 75 46.58%
 
It won't be, because it'll be canceled! 7 4.35%
 
Total:161

The water won't be a problem. The games are gonna get canceled long before the water events because of kidnapped and murdered athletes.



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Ka-pi96 said:
hershel_layton said:
Yes.

The olympics themselves should never be given to any country that has more important issues to be tackled.

Only problem with that is that I can't even think of a single country that doesn't have more important issues

Any country that isnt in South America, Middle East, most of Africa, and most of Asia are good examples

But I disagree with hershel layton. I think taking big events to poor/troubled countries is a great way to spread awareness of the problems inside and outside of it.

Do I expect anything out of it? As much as the World Cup helped Brazil, but it does something, at least.



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Yes and no!

The Games will muddle through and everyone will heave a huge sigh of relief.

Brazil will be left with a huge debt that will take generations to pay off.

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Soundwave said:

Still, Rio should not have been awarded the Olympic games that money put into the Olympics clearly could've been used to better people's lives in other areas. 

When Rio was awarded the games in 2009, the economic and political situation were different. They were in a much more favorable situation. I think it was the right decision at the time to give them the games.

I see that reasoning all the time. We shouldn't do this or that because there are so many poor people, so much misery in the world. Well guess what? Even if the world spent every single cent on poor people, there would still be poverty and misery. I think in a world with so much suffering, we need events like this to take our minds off of the everyday problems we have. People need things to aspire to, need to have a reason to dream, to feel proud of what humans are able to accomplish.

All those cities and countries who applied to host the Olymics and didn't get the games, I'm sure the money they would have used on the games have been spent on these "more important things" (since they didn't get the games, that money was used elsewhere). Yet these countries still have poverty, misery, etc. I don't think it changes much.



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Ka-pi96 said:

Only problem with that is that I can't even think of a single country that doesn't have more important issues

Any country that isnt in South America, Middle East, most of Africa, and most of Asia are good examples

But I disagree with hershel layton. I think taking big events to poor/troubled countries is a great way to spread awareness of the problems inside and outside of it.

Do I expect anything out of it? As much as the World Cup helped Brazil, but it does something, at least.

I dunno, I'd still consider terrorism, antagonistic neighbours, coups, riots, racism, unemployment & declining economies more important issues than a sporting event...



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Wait what, the Olympics start tomorrow? How come I haven't seen a single advertisement for it.



To be honest, the games should have been cancelled and hosted in one of the previous hosts. I have no problem with Brazil, but hosting 2 big competitions this close was insanity. With the political events of late these games are gonna cost the Brazillian state and people alot. I'm sure Brazil is having to finance itself at incredible interest rates to get these games done.

It's a terrible tragedy. It would've been best for the games and the brazillians if it had been canceled. But oh well... too late now. Fingers crossed that they can at least protect the athletes.



Slarvax said:
Ka-pi96 said:

Only problem with that is that I can't even think of a single country that doesn't have more important issues

Any country that isnt in South America, Middle East, most of Africa, and most of Asia are good examples

But I disagree with hershel layton. I think taking big events to poor/troubled countries is a great way to spread awareness of the problems inside and outside of it.

Do I expect anything out of it? As much as the World Cup helped Brazil, but it does something, at least.

yes, because spreading billions is worth awareness for like two months(the length of the olympics' relevancy).

 



 

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Ka-pi96 said:
eh, I'm sure it will be fine. They had the World Cup and that wasn't a disaster (except on the pitch ).

Sort of. The World Cup also had lots of problems but Brazilian media agreed to avoid every kind of negative news about it in order to not lose TV audiences.

For example, in São Paulo, a toilet pipe broke and one of the media rooms was flooded, during a game.....fans paid very expensive tickets to find out later that there were no seats on the place...slow and overcrowded buses to some of the venus.... etc. etc. etc.

There is a lot going on that TV cameras won´t show.



SvennoJ said:
Wait what, the Olympics start tomorrow? How come I haven't seen a single advertisement for it.

They have cut the budget a lot. Even in Brazil there´s not much advertisement for the Olympics. At least not as much as the WC had two years ago.