Quote: Originally Posted by Mowich
I am so proud of every single one of our Canadian athletes. The success of Canadian athletes goes directily to funding of local amateur sports, Beav. The attention and medals our kids bring home is directly related to support and funding for local sports.
I do, however, question the huge amounts of money spent by individual countries and cities in hosting the Olympics. I think it is about time the Olympic committee started thinking about a permanent home for the games - I am sure we could find room for Olympic facilities right here in Canada. All the money needed to build the venues would be contributed by every country taking part and from that point on the countries would be spending money only on sending their atheletes to the games. It would also give every country a chance to up their support of their athletes at home without worrying about hosting the games themselves.
I like that idea, and it is very sensible and right BUT I can only see that decision as the start of
a world war 3 size fight by many countries who would want it in their country, and a 'hate on' for
the olympic committee, by all of those countries 'except' the one they choose,.
Greece for the summer and Canada for the Winter - (I can see the hair bristling in the u.s. as I
type this) lol