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Debate Score:40
Arguments:27
Total Votes:53
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Are Olympics a waste of money?

every 4 years countries spend heafty chunks on money on these games. The estimated expenditure of the london olympics 2012 is £24 billion!!!! enough to feed the poor,provide sheltar to the homeless,educate the illetrate andd what not guys. but on the other hand they are a matter of prestige and honour. But is the honour and prestige is worth £24 billion!!!! not likely gain pride and honour by developing the country would be much better, don't u think??? What is your opinion?   

YES

Side Score: 19
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NO

Side Score: 21
3 points

yup. total waste of money. who cares who's the best at a sport. that money could be spent on other things. much more important things.

2 years ago | Side: YES
HumannamuH(195) Disputed
1 point

Well....it is much more important and also productive than paying for the Royal wedding!

48 days ago | Side: NO
3 points

Obviously it is a waste of money, Also a waste of good shows on the bbc, just because some dumb people are good at running? who the hells CARES personally i would close them forever.

2 years ago | Side: YES
3 points

Yes they definitely are.

Other than entertainment,the olympics are pointless.

It waste precious resources

2 years ago | Side: YES
HumannamuH(195) Disputed
1 point

What about national pride? Or even the fact that at least people are judged fairly, more than you can say for most things in life...

48 days ago | Side: NO
2 points

Of course. Our ( Britain) Economy is still recovering after the recession, and we're now going to spend billions on some sporting crap? Rubbish! Of course some will argue it is entertainment, and an old tradition that's been around for thousands of years. Well that may be, but the fact remains, lady's and gentleman, this money could be spend saving peoples lives from horrible painful deaths in places like Ethiopia, Kenya, Coté d'evoir e.t.c.

2 years ago | Side: YES
AselKaz(4) Disputed
1 point

Of course government spent a lot of money to organize such a big event, however I think that all of these money were not wasted. After watching opening of the Olympic Games in London, citizens of other countries had seen that the England's economy is not in so bad situation as in Europe countries such as Spain. Also do not forget about thousands or even millions of tourists who have come to London and left there a lot of money for tickets to plane, for souvenirs, presents, for tickets to enjoy seeing competitions and etc. Imagine how much money were earned from the Olympic Games. I think that the Olympic Games were held in high-level!

2 years ago | Side: NO
1 point

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2 years ago | Side: NO
1 point

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2 years ago | Side: NO
justafox(1) Disputed
1 point

We can not help People from Kenya and Ethiopia unless they choose to help themselves first! You can throw all the money in the world to help them and, it will still will not be enough. Go Olympics!

1 year ago | Side: NO
Jungelson(3555) Disputed
1 point

Little hard to help themselves when the Catholics are encouraging them not to use contraception so they have an ever growing population, and something like 90% are in poverty. What are they supposed to do?

1 year ago | Side: YES
2 points

Yes in every sense of the word!

24 billion? From wikipedia i read it was around 14.8 billion USD for London 2012.

While hundreds if not millions of people are dying out of hunger on a daily basis, others are busy making profits and promoting the name of their country by squandering 14.8 billion dollars for hosting Olympic Games. This is non-sensical and highly unethical.

The Olympic Games could have been made less extravagant and millions could have been saved to help the needy.Indeed, watching this spectacular event unleashing is like living a real boost of emotion.But then, is the feeling of these temporary emotions more prominent than the health of a human being ? We all know it isn't yet we keep on hosting it. It is sad therefore to realise that mankind has adopted an egocentric culture.

2 years ago | Side: YES
1 point

You all get up votes!

1 year ago | Side: YES
1 point

If you balance with how much we spend to set it up in relation to how much we make back through tourism etc. It's just a waste of money. But be careful now.. It's a waste of money, but it doesn't mean it doesn't bring far more benefits than just views in the long run.

1 year ago | Side: YES
1 point

I believe that the Olympic Games are a waste of money because there are more important things that the money used for these events could be spent on. If we stopped the Olympic Games, a lot of extra money could be donated to child hunger, cancer cures, and child hospitals. Think about the people in third world countries, starving and living without shelter. All charities ask for a small amount of money, yet countries spend millions on a sporting event. The Olympic Games boost economies and also boost pollution at the same time! We are trying our best to stop global warming and this is NOT helping! The native animals of each country loose their habitat to just a stupid car park or an expensive stadium. This can ruin the food chain. The Olympic Games just puts everyone against each other and puts hatred between each country.

1 year ago | Side: YES
1 point

I believe that Olympic games are a waste of money because the money used on the Olympics should be spent on other things like, helping charities, children in poverty, and to build new schools, universities and hospitals. The cost of the Olympics about $20000000000 and for that money the government can buy about 30000 houses for the homeless and these houses are over $700000 each.

1 year ago | Side: YES
1 point

what...what...what......i think olympic game just waste the money of the host country...

we can see that the. budget can use for charity,help the people in the country...

i support because my country didnt be a host of country

49 days ago | Side: YES
4 points

The olympics is a good form of entertainment as well as unite countries together and can even form friendships. Also, with the amount of fans watching, the money is made back.

2 years ago | Side: NO
1 point

The Olympics was and is a great tradition, it brought investments and inspires people to be more active too.

48 days ago | Side: NO
2 points

I believe the vast majority of Olympics held have brought in quite a bit more money than the initial cost of holding them. I could be wrong though :/

2 years ago | Side: NO
1 point

olympics is held only every 4 yrs and many people find it fun so i think it is not a waste of money.

1 year ago | Side: NO
1 point

No I don't think a tinge so . Outweighing its beneficial sides comparison to the other sides , Olympics , really brings a vast array of helpful and good main and side effects to its organising country and folks , of course .

Surplus of bulk and chunk of monetary income into country's pocket certainly burst a wide grin for the rest of the countryfolks . The attractions of it , is like suction - irresistable , drawing tourists and backpackers , to flow in to the event-holding cities . Most of the countries in the world is recovering from the economic recession , right ? So , why keep such a good opportunity to cash in at bay ?

Saying of pumping money to the poverty , this action should be done from time to time . But , investment in a gigantic , honorable event like Olympic , swearly will have hefty and great returns - few folds . More poor people will be aided , just at the expense of about a month or so . Why not give it a good shot ?

1 year ago | Side: NO
1 point

Olympics is one of the great events in the world of sports. I take the view that it is not only a waste of money. Olympics brings more money than we spend on it, but I may be mistaken. I believe Olympics brings countries together, and can even form friendships between some countries. And when you think about construction of a stadium in the world, to always hold the Olympics there, it will be a great conflict in the world.

1 year ago | Side: NO
1 point

It shows countries though separated by distance- can be united and I agree with Margarita that it does show we have things in common.

48 days ago | Side: NO
1 point

The Olympic games bring regeneration to cities and regions and provide a galvanizing force for communities to come together. They encourage and inspire new generations to reach higher. They are a wonderful representation of international co-operation.

1 year ago | Side: NO
1 point

The olympics might cost a lot of money, but all the money gets paid back through tickets, but also because billions of people enter the city which gives it an extreme boost with tourism. Also the olympic games unites the countries together in a peaceful manner.

1 year ago | Side: NO

No because many people see this event

and it is very funny

84 days ago | Side: NO


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