Why Hosting The Olympics Isn't Worth It Anymore


  1. Ben Hunt

    Ben Hunt18 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    If you host, you get to host again in 12-16 years, if conditions are met. This would help ensure sustainability and profitability.

  2. Raka Radityo

    Raka Radityo2 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Meanwhile, Indonesia officially steps in to bid for the 2032 Olympic Games.

  3. Morgan Deeks

    Morgan Deeks2 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Either build a permanent space for the olympics or repurpose the buildings for something useful, like make them open to the public and make the villages housing options for homeless people in the city COMMON SENSE AND RECYCLING WOULD WORK PEOPLE

  4. Dougie Drums

    Dougie Drums2 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Cancel them entirely, Based on today's left wing politics it's racist to cheer for your own nation anyhow.

  5. Eduardo Espinoza

    Eduardo Espinoza2 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Isnt worth it anymore because of the economic crisis 2008!

  6. ツAllanzo

    ツAllanzo3 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Rip japan

  7. SuperiorEgg9395

    SuperiorEgg93953 วันที่ผ่านมา

    just build a permanent one ya dumbs

  8. NotMe

    NotMe3 วันที่ผ่านมา

    i feel bad they destroyed a mountain side for the olympics poor animals

  9. Aditya Rajware

    Aditya Rajware3 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Woah, i never want India to host Olympics

  10. Highlighted Reply

    Highlighted Reply3 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Simple: only host in countries thay have previously already hosted it, want to host, and are able to (financially and logistically).

  11. Pusheen Is A Unicorn

    Pusheen Is A Unicorn4 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Oh well... poor Tokyo

  12. Music

    Music5 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Haven't watched in decades. Don't plan on EVER watching again. Too much BS.

  13. Aram Fingal

    Aram Fingal5 วันที่ผ่านมา

    The Olympics made sense in the early to mid 1900s because international travel and communication was so difficult and expensive. They provided a rare opportunity for athletes from different countries to compete against each other and make connections, by gathering them all together in the same place for 16 days. But by the late 1900s they were completely redundant. Most sports have their own regional and world championship events independent from the Olympics, and now in the 2000s athletes on opposite sides of the globe can skype to talk about their sport whenever they feel like it. It is much less expensive for a city to host the World Cup, or world skating championship, or whatever, than to host the Olympics, because they really only need one venue for it. Especially cities in developing countries.

  14. gitanjali Karki

    gitanjali Karki6 วันที่ผ่านมา

    future trends in hosting olympics 2 to 3 or more partner countries..........uae..qatar...saudi...baharain...../saarc countries/ a group of asean countries/ etc....................with diff categories of sports held in partner countries........!!! eg swimming,gym,altheletics ,equestarian in uae....baseball,basketball/tennis/ etc in qatar n so on......!!!

  15. CR1992

    CR19927 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Just let the US and maybe China or some Euro nations host it every year, Canada gets the winter games. We have the infrastructure already present and always well maintained, so that cost will be extremely low here in the States. We have nothing else to build, no worries about maintenance. Maybe you can revive Greece by giving them the summer games and keeping it there for good.

  16. Tekanatoken Delaronde

    Tekanatoken Delaronde7 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Has it really ever been worth it? Montreal (my city) hosted the Olympics way back in '76 ...and it took 30 years to pay the debt. The Olympic Stadium alone was estimated to be $250M but ended up costing the city $1.4B... $1.4B in the 70s is ridiculous. With inflation, that's like $6.1B today.

  17. Brian Stowe

    Brian Stowe9 วันที่ผ่านมา

    lake placid was a host

  18. Milan Vyas

    Milan Vyas13 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Build a Olympic village in one place and have the olympics there every year, each country that participated pays part of the maintenance

  19. Red Hiding Hood

    Red Hiding Hood14 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Who even watches the olympics??

  20. The Humungus

    The Humungus16 วันที่ผ่านมา

    4:25 You showed Lake Placid and Calgary as bidders and they have both hosted the Winter Olympics. Lake Placid had them twice.

  21. kirsten minta

    kirsten minta17 วันที่ผ่านมา

    They should build a permanent building and every country should pay for a part of it. I think it should be Greece were they build it cause the olimpics started there

  22. Teddy Westside

    Teddy Westside18 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Just make like 2-3 permanent venues in every continent that change every 4 years

  23. Oh yeah yeah

    Oh yeah yeah18 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Oh yeah yeah

  24. Tom Tom

    Tom Tom19 วันที่ผ่านมา

    70 percent? No wonder very few want to host!!! Why does THE IOC need to charge so much? Sounds like the 21st century disease, greed!!!

  25. Amy Cattale

    Amy Cattale19 วันที่ผ่านมา

    You said that for the 2026 bid, it included 2 previous hosts, but Calgary also hosted before! Otherwise, I love your video!

  26. Caio Lessa

    Caio Lessa20 วันที่ผ่านมา

    The truth is that hosting the Olympics was never good business, with the exception of a few like the 1984 LA Olympics and 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, the later was sponsored with lots of money from Coca Cola, most Olympics are not profitable.

  27. Pedro Delgado

    Pedro Delgado20 วันที่ผ่านมา

    I feel sorry for the people of Los Angeles if their city decides to host the Summer Olympics. With how bad tenant and everything is now, I can only imagine it’s going to be 100 times worse if they host the Olympics.

  28. mbabad28

    mbabad2820 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Build the Stadium on Elis, origin of the Olympics, in Greece, Use funds from all participating countries.in such a way you also get help Greece with its debt problem, win - win

  29. Flare Makes nothing

    Flare Makes nothing20 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Aren’t the Olympics just the same types of events over and over Or do I just not get it

  30. Shabbii

    Shabbii20 วันที่ผ่านมา

    We hosted in 2002 and we are still benefiting from the games. We host again in a few years yeet yeet utah

  31. Esxheresther no

    Esxheresther no22 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Build a permanent city that belongs to no country (the advertisment part) and every olympic year, country can bid to host it at that olympic city. They have to maintain it and decorate it by themselves for the upcoming event that will be hosted by them. They get to use the at city for 4 years and add whatever they like to probably promote their country and also add variety to the city, if not it will look the same as it does from the previous years. Add cgi of their own country to the show, for more promotion. this way smaller counties who does not have the luxury of space are able to host Olympics too, they just need budget to run the city for 4 years

  32. Tang Jenny

    Tang Jenny22 วันที่ผ่านมา

    This video does not all of the data straight..Calgary is a previous host too.....

  33. Sean Hartnett

    Sean Hartnett22 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Well people like doing the olympics for national pride and the glory of your nations team. I am not saying they aren’t wasteful, I am saying people want to do it anyway. For example even though I am not very patriotic I route for Team USA.

  34. Sean Hartnett

    Sean Hartnett22 วันที่ผ่านมา

    I mean other than the bribery scandal that is so bad that even my dad denied saying it. But he said to win an Olympic bid, you need to bribe people. The committee.

  35. PMoose Traven

    PMoose Traven24 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Don’t worry climate change will make the earth inhabitable by 2040... so you know the Olympics isn’t really that important in the grand scheme of things.

  36. Vuk .

    Vuk .24 วันที่ผ่านมา

    2:37 Seville is in Spain not France

  37. Bidhan Majhi

    Bidhan Majhi24 วันที่ผ่านมา

    The association fault. They should ensure that the hosting city should get maximum revenue. And also a better solution to built a completely new permanent Olympic city. People can visit there for summer and winter Olympic. And rest of the time it can work as a visiting place.

  38. Andrew Keener

    Andrew Keener24 วันที่ผ่านมา

    If I'm remembering the stuff that I learned in school, the ancient Greeks held their Olympic games in Athens only. And it seemed to work out pretty well.

  39. Heather Wood

    Heather Wood24 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Remember the Olympics in Dallas 2012? didn't happen because a citizen-led group made so much noise that the IOC went elsewhere. it was beyond fantasy how expensive this was, and all the capitalist business community was cheering, that so much would be paid for with public money. the committee which I helped found said PUT US FIRST and declined to provide the IOC with a guaranteed rake-off.

  40. Tyler Durden

    Tyler Durden24 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Best solution is to redefine how the Olympics and World Championships are held. Create an evolving list of cities where each city on the list will be in charge of the Olympics and World Championships for their games (summer or winter) for 12 years. That would give them 3 Olympics and 12 years of World Championships to make the arenas they build profitable. As it is now, there is no way on earth that any city in the world can make a winning Olympic bid profitable in one shot. Also... dredge the IOC. Much like corrupted elected officials, the leadership of the IOC has become one of the most corrupt organizations imaginable, and they need to go. ALL OF THEM. Get people on the planning committees who understand how to keep the Olympics relevant without financially devastating every place they go. As it is now... Winning an Olympic bid is a curse, not a blessing.

  41. cool adj

    cool adj25 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Why dont they re use buildings

  42. Morgan Smiley

    Morgan Smiley25 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Summer Olympics = Every 4 years in Olympia, Greece. Winter Olympics = Every 4 years in Antarctica (always snowy there).

  43. John Iii

    John Iii25 วันที่ผ่านมา

    It’s just not worth the investment for most cities. As serval of said Pick a permanent Location or give it up.

  44. Vishal Yadav

    Vishal Yadav25 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Build a permanent Olympic Village....simple solution

  45. WeKnowTheTruth2012

    WeKnowTheTruth201226 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Apply the same logic to tax who wants go max at 70% tax and still work

  46. maymakvm

    maymakvm28 วันที่ผ่านมา

    how about the IOC take less % ? Also you have to switch places, otherwise the host country will always wins

  47. maymakvm

    maymakvm28 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Olympians sex village is a tradition, don't cancel it.

  48. I

    I28 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Pick two or three and recycle them

  49. Eubacterium

    Eubacterium29 วันที่ผ่านมา

    You missed out the drugs scandals, where entire countries are suspended. It's become the best in sneaking in not quite illegal drugs rather than sport. Plus I think there's a cultural change where people are getting less interested in watching certain sports, partly because people keep getting disqualified over being dopped up.

  50. sterje xiii

    sterje xiiiหลายเดือนก่อน

    Id prefer spending Billions to Education & Health than this!!

  51. Constantinos Foteinos

    Constantinos Foteinosหลายเดือนก่อน

    The Olympics should return to their home! Athens, Greece!

  52. 20somthingdrifter11


    4:32 - Three Cities... Lake Placid was the 1980 games host... you know the Miracle on Ice, where the US beat the Soviets and won the gold...

  53. Clayspo


    I hope India hosts Olympics in 2032

  54. Simple Maker

    Simple Makerหลายเดือนก่อน

    If an Extraterrestrial Intelegents come to Earth and live in our planet, they'll definitely live in Antarctica and hosts this kind of games, to represent their payment for allowing them living in our planet...

  55. MyJams NeedSuga

    MyJams NeedSugaหลายเดือนก่อน

    They need to be stricter on who is allowed to host the olympics! Why would they let countries that can barely provide for their own people spend billions on just a couple of months.

  56. muskatDR


    Getting rid of ioc would solve alot of problems

  57. Jon Meyer

    Jon Meyerหลายเดือนก่อน

    Did you know McDonald's and Coke have a food dictatorship over the Olympics. Ya I know crazy.

  58. Helena McDonald

    Helena McDonaldหลายเดือนก่อน

    Wasn't lake placid also a previous winter games ?

  59. luan trieu

    luan trieuหลายเดือนก่อน

    The Olympics committee and the city council that organize the Olympics are super corrupt

  60. RK Audio

    RK Audioหลายเดือนก่อน

    4:25 Lake Placid was also a previous host in the 80's

  61. Jarid Gaming

    Jarid Gamingหลายเดือนก่อน

    The Olympics should just Always be held in Greece. It is Historically there Sport and should hold its Traditions and History

  62. Bruno Provencher

    Bruno Provencherหลายเดือนก่อน

    Calgary was the host of the 1988 winter games...

  63. Tongkat Ali-Activ Plus

    Tongkat Ali-Activ Plusหลายเดือนก่อน

    Let China host it. They have plenty of spare cash

  64. Evangelo

    Evangelo2 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Olympia in Peloponnesus in Greece !!!!

  65. Robert Rajuncas

    Robert Rajuncas2 หลายเดือนก่อน

    I would keep Olympic Hotels with the names and pictures of Athletes, who stayed there- that is cool stuff- there are Billions Sport Fans and you complaining- give it to me!!! Also Games should be every TWO Years because way more people NOW and 30days, with longer TV stories!!! Chicago Ankara Baku Minsk Kaunas Riga Leningrad Africa can Host now!!! Why so long wait? Life is Short!!!

  66. Charles McGrigor

    Charles McGrigor2 หลายเดือนก่อน

    If a city were to be a permanent host, it should be London. Not only has it showed that it can effectively run the olympics, but also it’s close to many other big cities. The USA isn’t as close to as many major Olympic nations (maybe Canada, Mexico and Brazil) whereas the uk is close(r) to lots of developed nations (France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Belgium, Holland, Austria, Switzerland, Poland, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Russia etc.), making it a shorter distance to many countries. It is also one of the few nations with the facilities and disposable income to effectively manage the games. London already has many stadiums and other such sporting venues due the the 2012 games, as well as football stadiums. The USA draws enough worldwide attention anyway, that it doesn’t deserve another major event permanently held there( the USA has the United Nations, and the “sports capital of the world” - it doesn’t need more).

  67. Rainbow Melody

    Rainbow Melody2 หลายเดือนก่อน

    I’m starting to be very glad spain doesn’t get to host 2020 🙃

  68. Dragon Warhammer

    Dragon Warhammer2 หลายเดือนก่อน

    30 million to maintain vs 5 billion to build... Seems like a no brainer to me. Build it in one place. And have every country chip a little maybe a million or two in and that way everyone benefits. Only problem is deciding where it should be in the first place

  69. leyuen

    leyuen2 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Well the problem I see is that the international olympic commitee is taking a large chunk of the revenue 1:22 but when you go on to their site they say they are a not-for-profit independent international organisation, but in Rio they took 70%. Countries/Cities are already bidding for the olympics so whay is the commitee taking the revenue.

  70. Brian Botello

    Brian Botello2 หลายเดือนก่อน

    FIFA is worst!!

  71. Pie 4life

    Pie 4life2 หลายเดือนก่อน

    They just need to pocket less $$$

  72. TruthTeller

    TruthTeller2 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Damn I didn’t know they actually tore down shit to build this huge temporary building.

  73. Lambchop2.0

    Lambchop2.02 หลายเดือนก่อน

    The olympics aren’t what they used to be. Global politics now has placed a huge damper on the whole concept of different nations competing in friendly sport. No one cares about it anymore cos at the end of the day everyone is still gonna be unhappy with each other

  74. Joey Moore

    Joey Moore2 หลายเดือนก่อน

    It's just the kind of thing that goes on in the background

  75. aditya nugroho

    aditya nugroho2 หลายเดือนก่อน

    It's better to host fifa world cup now rather than olympics

  76. Pappieru

    Pappieru2 หลายเดือนก่อน

    I think Salt Lake would make for a good permanent home for the Winter Olympics. Just because they already everything built and ready to go, nothing had fallen into disrepair as far as I am aware. Only concern is global warming. Or, to those who don't believe in global warming, just climate change and lack of snow.

  77. Grace Millar

    Grace Millar2 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Calgary backed out now too

  78. Cosimo Kramarawicz

    Cosimo Kramarawicz2 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Lotta hype about nothing

  79. michael cham

    michael cham2 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Greece should open the Olympic game

  80. curtailedbike 41

    curtailedbike 412 หลายเดือนก่อน

    If i was the leader of a country, i rather try to get wrestlemania than the Olympics

  81. Stephanie

    Stephanie2 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Calgary had also hosted the Olympic before. But they did redact their bid recently.

  82. jtjr26

    jtjr262 หลายเดือนก่อน

    There is no reason the IOC needs such a large percentage of the revenue from the games. The IOC is the problem just like FIFA is the biggest problem with the World Cup. The members of these groups are use to the first class treatment they get and don't want to give it up. Also they are not immune to bribes. They encourage the bidding nations and cities to make huge investments but funnel as much of their revenue into their organizations as possible. I like the Olympics but there needs to be major changes.

  83. Derek

    Derek2 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Pretty sure Russia laundered money through the Olympics, which is why their spending was so inflated.

  84. Virginian

    Virginian2 หลายเดือนก่อน

    I hope lake placid gets the olympics again

  85. Sicario 47

    Sicario 472 หลายเดือนก่อน

    IOC should host the event in their HQ if they want 70%🤔

  86. Tim Kilam

    Tim Kilam2 หลายเดือนก่อน

    We all know that the FIFA world is more fun and entertaining and profitable than the Olympics, but I'm more in favor of spending less money on such wasteful construction and more on reusing existing infrastructure for future Olympics. Simply put, they are not as relevant to our human culture as they once were, since we have all kinds of other sporting events all over the world.

  87. angel whispers

    angel whispers2 หลายเดือนก่อน

    With all the b******* about allowing biological males to compete as females after they've had transition surgery when they still have the benefits of testosterone in their bodies and different muscular structure is what's going to finally kill the Olympics. Cuz actual females aren't going to want to compete anymore because of the metabolic and physical advantages the no amount of surgery is going to take away from a male athletes body even if he has his penis chopped off. He also has to cut the percentage that the Olympic organizers take. 70% is just f****** ridiculous no one can make a profit on such an expensive venture when you're taking almost three-quarters of the money away and forcing them to shoulder the burden of very expensive facilities.

  88. Kesateria Matahari

    Kesateria Matahari2 หลายเดือนก่อน

    esport is the future of olympics

  89. Smellavision

    Smellavision2 หลายเดือนก่อน

    I give 0 f***s about the Olympics. Wasted effort and resources better spent elsewhere.

  90. joshua witt

    joshua witt2 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Reuse old already built buildings

  91. ░▒▓█▇▆▅▄▃▂Gous▂▃▄▅▆▇█▓▒░

    ░▒▓█▇▆▅▄▃▂Gous▂▃▄▅▆▇█▓▒░2 หลายเดือนก่อน

    I wonder who cares for the Olympics anymore, for me it never was a thing but now even less, it always was a bad idea, like soccer too, building a stadium that gets used only once and then never again is pretty insane, why people support something like that...

  92. Shrees Computer Education

    Shrees Computer Education2 หลายเดือนก่อน

    India dont need olympics.. we need development

  93. hahahaha

    hahahaha2 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Olympics with their faggy hip gyrating race walk and winter Olympics with their "janitors polishing the ice" sport called curling is becoming more and more rubbish and idiotic. Who are really still serious about the Olympics anymore.

  94. 3165dwayne

    3165dwayne2 หลายเดือนก่อน

    According to America. But you know what they say, no one likes Americans. They are a lot like Trump.

  95. Ian Miscenich

    Ian Miscenich2 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Why don’t they use the already built stations (track, water, etc.) for the onympics? They would save money.

  96. Darrell English

    Darrell English2 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Funny that's what Hitler wanted after the 1940 Olympic in Japan ,he wanted Berlin to be the home of the Olympics.

  97. Dimitris Bouzas

    Dimitris Bouzas2 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Permanent Olympic city should be Olympia. The birthplace of the olympics in Greece Peloponnesus. The place should be something like the Vatican. A state within a state that it would be governed by the Olympic committee. Financing would be done by the Olympic committee and profits would go 100% to the Olympic committee.

  98. Jack Thorton

    Jack Thorton2 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Spread the word

  99. For the Love of Curls

    For the Love of Curls2 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Informative video but I have it a thumbs down because the Olympics are a disgusting waste of money. How can cities like Rio spend billions on the Olympics while their citizens live in slums??

  100. MsJubjubbird

    MsJubjubbird2 หลายเดือนก่อน

    To be fair less countries will bid for the winter tha the summer Olympics because less countries compete in the winter Olympics. But if there is a permanent host it should be Athens, for historical sake. And because they hosted in 2004 some infrastructure will still exist

  101. James Gardner

    James Gardner2 หลายเดือนก่อน

    4:31 Calgary was also a previous Winter Olympics hos in 1988.