Why Hosting The Olympics Isn't Worth It Anymore


  1. Ashton Simmons

    Ashton Simmons4 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    Greed is the most descriptive word for modern humanity

  2. Someone's Youtube Username

    Someone's Youtube Username5 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    Japan seemed excited about winning the hosting rights...

  3. Squarebie Von Square

    Squarebie Von Square6 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    4:25 THREE previous hosts...Calgary hosted in 1988.

  4. Roedy Green

    Roedy Green7 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    Every host keeps upping the ante. Hosting should be shared by four countries to share the burden.

  5. brbjuke45

    brbjuke459 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    Boring really

  6. Eljan Rimsa

    Eljan Rimsa19 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    I dont understand why the IOC needs to make a profit. Instead they should figure out ways to make the Games smaller and more flexible.

  7. John Mark

    John Mark19 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    Do it Eurovision style. The country who wins the most medals hosts the next Olympics.

  8. K.D.P. Ross

    K.D.P. Ross21 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    The Olympics: A nationalistic pissing contest where large, rich countries compete to collect shiny tokens ... and smaller, poorer countries occasionally get some participation trophies. What a bloody brilliant waste of resources.

  9. Booger F

    Booger Fวันที่ผ่านมา

    At the time of the video Calgary Alberta was still in the running for the winter games and the have also hosted before . You should fact check better, Business Insider

  10. SelfMade 128

    SelfMade 128วันที่ผ่านมา

    Olympic City maybe?

  11. madscientist 666

    madscientist 666วันที่ผ่านมา

    I feels olympic so boring

  12. Michael Milsom

    Michael Milsomวันที่ผ่านมา

    I was so glad Calgary rejected the games. Once a fan..but it has become too expensive and what the Olympics did to Brazil is unforgivable. FIFA is just as bad..if not worse.

  13. Zlatan Ibrahimovic

    Zlatan Ibrahimovic11 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    FIFA doesn't leave countries fcked though. South Africa made more profits that not...

  14. J DeGug

    J DeGugวันที่ผ่านมา

    Ummm. Calgary is a previous host too,

  15. Hue Title

    Hue Titleวันที่ผ่านมา

    North Korea 2020

  16. boricuaboy4e


    The olympics have been taken over by advertisements! Simple answer. Everything you see at the game is an advertisements! But who wants to kill their cash cow?! Umm no one! So who cares about environmental waste, and the cost of upkeep?!

  17. Elias U. Widding

    Elias U. Widdingวันที่ผ่านมา

    Maybe we should just go back to having amateur athletes instead of professional ones who all get caught doping anyway

  18. MrBigEnchilada


    Basically just let people who's already hosted do it. It will make money for them

  19. antony tye

    antony tyeวันที่ผ่านมา

    Funded internationally in Greece is the way to stop all the backhanders, the IOC and international athletics should pay for everything and own everything as a permanent feature, funded by participating nations, tv advertising etc, the profits would be there if no bidding and no building was required, therefore not affording it wouldn`t matter, as Greece wouldn`t be paying, they would profit from land sales and tourism, and free advertising,. And Greece is a bit more central, California is about as far from anywhere else as you can get, and Greece wouldn`t benefit so much from home advantage as they are less of a contender.

  20. Bradley H

    Bradley Hวันที่ผ่านมา

    I think the 2026 games actually had 4 previous hosts bidding, not 2. Calgary hosted in 1988, and I'm pretty sure Stockholm has also.

  21. crazieeez

    crazieeez2 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Olympic is not fun anymore. I used to get excited 12 years ago. I know most olympians by name. Now, I don't even know who won gold in the 100m.

  22. Aaron Fine

    Aaron Fine2 วันที่ผ่านมา

    The ancient Olympics, 2600 years ago, had a permanent location in Greece. This ain't a new concept

  23. J Flawless

    J Flawless2 วันที่ผ่านมา

    If any country should become the permanent host, it should be Greece, not you, America

  24. COPS .101

    COPS .1012 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Who else is a smart Calgarian that voted no in plebiscite

  25. Red Redmon

    Red Redmon2 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Vancouver 2010 was a total success mostly because we already had most of the venues before the Olympics came here. Besides all the politics involved I absolutely love the Olympics.

  26. AceQc

    AceQc2 วันที่ผ่านมา

    humm calgary host too

  27. Dan Dodkin

    Dan Dodkin2 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Calgary was a previous host too

  28. Harvest Lee

    Harvest Lee3 วันที่ผ่านมา

    my city (Calgary) is smart we voted against hosting

  29. Germ pacito

    Germ pacito3 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Is it me, or more people watch FIFA World Cup than the olympics??

  30. MrUranium238

    MrUranium2383 วันที่ผ่านมา

    what a waste of energy

  31. Black Veil Trash

    Black Veil Trash3 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Honestly who ACTUALLY watches the Olympics? Besides when you're flipping through channels and have nothing else to watch :/

  32. Bob D

    Bob D3 วันที่ผ่านมา

    I love the Olympics. When else do I get a chance to watch a bunch of sports I never otherwise would and root for athletes I've never heard of.

  33. lazalazareviclaza

    lazalazareviclaza4 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Put the Olympics in Greece but not in Olympia, but on Lesbos island.. Add some lesbian discipline (scissoring, licking..) and make Olympics lesbian only games.

  34. Patrick Watson

    Patrick Watson4 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Two previous host city bidding on the 2026 winter Olympics? What about lake placid which has hosted it twice.

  35. Owen  Janssen

    Owen Janssen4 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Olympic Games were made almost 2500 years ago cause they wanted too look who is the best tribe/city in Greece. Now millions of people watch on TV to their great talents. But that's not what the Olympics should be... It should on open fields so they can play soccer, or on natural ice in the Scandinavic countries. But as we know, the World of today only cares about money and strength. I wish, I really really do, that they just could stop with all that mess and spend money on stadiums. What can the World be dramatic

  36. Katy Out n About

    Katy Out n About5 วันที่ผ่านมา

    I like how they ignored Calgary not once but twice. 4:10 we hosted winter 1988 and I can personally guarantee we still have plenty of freezing temperatures 4:31 we are a previous host, and most of our facilities are still in use, though the city has just voted we will not be hosting 2026 because we do not see enough economic benefit.

  37. Dave Richardson

    Dave Richardson5 วันที่ผ่านมา

    London 2012 was the perfect example of how an olympics should be done right, its the only one that has benefitted its city for sure

  38. Ye et

    Ye et5 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Build one on the North Pole

  39. Sir John Hammond

    Sir John Hammond5 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Who needs the Olympics... it's just an excuse for a bunch of athletes to go have an extended orgy.

  40. Phuc Bug

    Phuc Bug5 วันที่ผ่านมา

    its literally robbing a city

  41. Christian Peaker

    Christian Peaker6 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Forgot about calgary...

  42. Colten Gowan

    Colten Gowan6 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Four of those cities bidding for the 2026 Winter Olympics have hosted... Lake Placid and Calgary have both had winter Olympics as well as Sapporo and Salt Lake City. (4:32)

  43. TheWolfsan

    TheWolfsan6 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Why does it take billions to build these buildings? like the media center

  44. mapleLIFE

    mapleLIFE6 วันที่ผ่านมา

    They forgot about Calgary. Calgary hosted the 88 winter Olympics.

  45. mapleLIFE

    mapleLIFE6 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Its only China left that wants to do the Olympics 😂😂😂😂😂😂

  46. DougVale

    DougVale6 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Calgary just voted no to the 2026 Olympics

  47. 野村ERIK

    野村ERIK6 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Curling is a great sport.

  48. Blast King

    Blast King7 วันที่ผ่านมา

    yep, only normie watch that. because nowadays people are more interested in the cyber web, besides the world record is better

  49. Sudstah Gaming

    Sudstah Gaming7 วันที่ผ่านมา

    The US is not getting the permanent olympic village it should be in Europe.

  50. Danny Cupper

    Danny Cupper7 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Because the Olympics is boring and a bullshit thing overall.

  51. i agree

    i agree7 วันที่ผ่านมา

    why dont we take a stadium, AND PUSH IT SOMEWHERE ELSE?

  52. Wyatt Race

    Wyatt Race7 วันที่ผ่านมา


  53. Kawaii_gamer Gamer

    Kawaii_gamer Gamer7 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Well I hope this doesn’t happen to Indonesia where I live the capital is sinking even after the Asian games and before 😱

  54. Immortal Kanda

    Immortal Kanda8 วันที่ผ่านมา

    70% what the fvck? Nah, that's so unprofitable for the Host Nation. And I can't believe countries are that dumb to bid either.

  55. Budgie Whisperer

    Budgie Whisperer8 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Wont die anytime soon

  56. Laurent

    Laurent8 วันที่ผ่านมา

    4:32 ; "two previous hosts, salt lake city and saporo" umm, that's four, Calgary and Lake Placid also exist lol

  57. Don Kim

    Don Kim8 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Calgary is also previous host. There was winter olympics in 1988.

  58. Fox

    Fox8 วันที่ผ่านมา

    No one? Why then every four years do multiple cities fight to get it then? Recently Paris and LA come to mind! Furthermore the Olympics in 1996 brought the of Atlanta from somewhere no one would visit to a world class city! Just because a third world country mismanaged their games (and shouldn't of ever had it to begin with) doesn't mean at all other cities haven't benefited from it!

  59. Marty Jackson

    Marty Jackson8 วันที่ผ่านมา

    LA 1984 was pretty much the most ingenious plan for hosting the games: they built only two stadiums, used preexisting facilities for the rest, and made the whole thing a corporate venture that collected money from advertising and corporate sponsors. It saved the Olympic Games from dying off, which it really looked like they were going to do in the 1970s and early 1980s. So maybe LA 2028 will save the Olympics again.

  60. Marty Jackson

    Marty Jackson8 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Um, the 2026 games has two previous hosts considering bidding? Along with Salt Lake City and Sapporo, Lake Placid hosted twice (1932 and 1980), and Stockholm hosted the Summer Games 1.1 times (1912 and the equestrian events at the 1956 games). So, um, Business Insider... do your research. It's not that hard.

  61. Joshua Wolpert

    Joshua Wolpert8 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Why not just re use the facilities that have already been made for the Olympics? Every year have one country host, and cycle through the countries each year. Then the countries can put as much or as little into there Olympic grounds as they want, knowing that in ten years or so the fascilities will be used again for the same thing.

  62. JayJay Planes&Things

    JayJay Planes&Things8 วันที่ผ่านมา

    4:25 Calgary had 1988 winter games

  63. J Polar

    J Polar9 วันที่ผ่านมา

    The Olympics were fun to watch back in the 70s and the 80s ,but now today the media has killed them with nothing but advertising.

  64. Kennedy Anne

    Kennedy Anne9 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Yay Canada 2026 🇨🇦 #proud

  65. Sarah Labrecque

    Sarah Labrecque9 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Why dont they go back to the places that hosted before?

  66. demonpride1975

    demonpride19759 วันที่ผ่านมา

    what they need to do is find a country that they can put a permanent location. and make it a national ground. because i have a massive issue with home country athletes getting to train in said facilities all the time, giving them a clear advantage.

  67. killzone12

    killzone129 วันที่ผ่านมา

    I hope the Olympics disappear

  68. Xuliang Zhang

    Xuliang Zhang9 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Welcome to China

  69. Ryan Blaszak

    Ryan Blaszak10 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Ill speak as an American. We dont want that shit here. Keep it. This nation is working on way to much shit for that. Plus L.A. Really? At least pick a city that wont embarrass us.

  70. Luke BFJIbejibvwjisb

    Luke BFJIbejibvwjisb10 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Imagine actually caring about the olympics 😂

  71. Jack JIBB

    Jack JIBB10 วันที่ผ่านมา

    2026 has 3 pervious hosts actually, japan, salt lake and calgary....

  72. ed low

    ed low11 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Stupid policy that just keeps going. They should build a permanent facility in Greece and KEEP IT THERE.

  73. Yasu0 MaIn

    Yasu0 MaIn7 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Because Greece is clearly a rich country.

  74. Vassili Stanislav

    Vassili Stanislav11 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Before 2030 , the world will be in War , India will be nuked and USA will collapse , EU will break up.

  75. Larpushka

    Larpushka12 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Money grabbers like FIFA, not surprising.

  76. Jesse Gravy

    Jesse Gravy12 วันที่ผ่านมา

    For the 2026 games, you forgot to mention that Calgary was also a previous host of the Olympic Games. They actually hosted them twice.

  77. Henry D.

    Henry D.12 วันที่ผ่านมา

    4:25 nice, everyone forgot we hosted the olympics in Calgary as well in 1988??

  78. Connor Brennan

    Connor Brennan13 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Calgary was also a host of the winter Olympic games

  79. Do the Maths

    Do the Maths13 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Give it to a Greek city since they made the Olympic Games

  80. DreamFearEternal

    DreamFearEternal13 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Just image if Greece had used that 16 billion to attract businesses to their country instead of the Olympic? Oh well, stupid people will always get what the duck gets!!!

  81. r i c h a r d

    r i c h a r d13 วันที่ผ่านมา

    They need to follow the London 2012 model

  82. John Hammond

    John Hammond13 วันที่ผ่านมา

    I used to watch all the olympics and as many events as possible but the constant drug cheating and the like has now made me stop watching.

  83. CerealKiller 65

    CerealKiller 6513 วันที่ผ่านมา

    London’s games were the best as it got made into a football stadium and luxury apartments.

  84. Sukai Truxal

    Sukai Truxal13 วันที่ผ่านมา

    If we are gonna pick a permanent city to host the olympics, why don't we host it in Greece? since it started there.

  85. Laponairre

    Laponairre13 วันที่ผ่านมา

    2026 has at least 3 previous hosts calgary hosted in 1988

  86. Meteor Struck

    Meteor Struck13 วันที่ผ่านมา


  87. Medusa Skull

    Medusa Skull13 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Let’s host different game in different country. Give smaller countries an opportunity to host game as well. It’s international and it’s the 21st century so do the way of the future.

  88. pinkfreud62


    It's not a matter of size, its who has the money. Alot of smaller countries are poor. Didnt you watch the video?

  89. Gabriel Badwolf

    Gabriel Badwolf14 วันที่ผ่านมา

    No one watches the Olympics..... even back when there was only 4 TV channels to choose from you spent the entire summer complaining about how there is nothing else on TV to watch. These days everyone has so many options no one wants to be bothered anymore.

  90. MidnightVisions

    MidnightVisions14 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Vancouver 2010 was fully paid for and broke even between expenses and revenue. www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/vancouver-2010-winter-olympics-debt-free-vanoc-final-report-says-1.2695994

  91. Whitman Wirthlin

    Whitman Wirthlin14 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Go to Salt Lake City - we still use 90% of the structures from 2002. Make salt lake the official winter Olympic city!!

  92. Raoul Radio

    Raoul Radio14 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Taxpayers shouldn't be paying for ANY sports facilities anywhere. Period. Haven't watched the Olympics in decades.

  93. ShamesMaldune

    ShamesMaldune15 วันที่ผ่านมา

    One solution would be a permanent summer and winter olympic site for each continent/region - like Asia/Pacific, the Americas, Africa and Europe, which would mean 4+4 sites. OR/AND drastically reduce the numbers of sports in the Olympics - there should be a traditional branch (mostly sports from the Olympic games of the ancient times ... AND YES, I WANT CHARIOT RACING BACK) and a modern/popular branch (including soccer, but motor sports as well) - 1-2 sports selected from each "group".

  94. ron gants

    ron gants15 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Denver pulled out of the winter olympics bid for the 1976 winter games. Nobody regretted that decision. Olympics are now about which country has the best performance enhancing drugs and professional athletes.

  95. Xavier Leitch

    Xavier Leitch15 วันที่ผ่านมา

    London didn’t have any problems

  96. Venus Gillespie

    Venus Gillespie15 วันที่ผ่านมา


  97. Dan Colombo

    Dan Colombo15 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Olimpic Games should be divided between 5 cities (because there are 5 circles in Olympic logo) and take place in existing arenas.

  98. Oliver Leung

    Oliver Leung16 วันที่ผ่านมา

    4:29 Calgary also hosted the Winter Olympics in 1988.

  99. Kernpowered

    Kernpowered16 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Do the OPPOSITE of building permanent host sites. Split them up. Each Winter games can have host cities with already built venues. Ski Jumps in Helsinki, Speed skating in Nagano and Biathlon in Winnipeg or any other place that cannot host Alpine events, giving more places a chance to participate. Summer games can be track and field events in LA, Gymnastics in Osaka and Swimming events in Brussels. The Olympics should be a celebration, not a bankruptcy.

  100. 567482 inCincy

    567482 inCincy17 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Give the summer to Athens. They need the economy and it's the original

  101. Matt L

    Matt L17 วันที่ผ่านมา


  102. Aacro X

    Aacro X18 วันที่ผ่านมา

    In 2020 Tokyo is gonna be wasted

  103. Zlatan Ibrahimovic

    Zlatan Ibrahimovic11 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    I'm more afraid the weeaboos that won't leave after the games end...not to mention increase in harassment and sexual assault during the games. As we all know, weeaboos and their yellow fever...

  104. Curtis Templeton

    Curtis Templeton18 วันที่ผ่านมา

    uh, 3 previous hosts for 2026. Calgary hosted the 1988 winter olympics.