I'm in the "HELL No" camp on this one. The whole process of site selection, with all the kickbacks and graft etc should embarass anyone who has some notion of the Olympics representing something "pure"
I would support the Olympics ONLY if they were returned to what they were in the beginning- folks from all walks of life coming out and giving their best shot with NOTHING to "win" except the satisfaction of being the best. The HUGE amounts of money swirling about the whole silly spectacle turns my stomach, the weird useless construction that has to be done is a giant waste of time money and effort....
The WORST part in my opinion (and this is NOT a slam on Karrie here, to be sure) is the odd phoney notion that somehow the whole world is "united" by the thing somehow- it's like racists having one day to love "people of colour" and thinking that somehow, since they pretend to be tolerant on one day, they somehow aren't racists. The "unity" thing is oddly quaint when the real vital stats are how many of what kind of medal your country won. In essence, the "winners" of the world unite, I suppose, but the rest of the world is losers that represent merely opponents to conquer
I was hoping that the Olympics in fact would have gone under by now, how they can be justified in any way past a financial statement is beyond me