Bring the Olympics Back Home to Greece

The first modern Olympics were held in Athens in 1896. Since then, Greece has called for the Olympics to be permanently brought back home to Greece. 

Commentators have also repeatedly called for making Greece the permanent home of the summer Olympics, citing the corruption in the host city bidding process and the cost to cities to host the Olympics. Read what they're saying here.

As Paul Glastris wrote in The Washington Monthly this summer, "The problem is that hosting the Olympic games in a different city every year is unnecessary and, as a matter of basic management, moronic. For one thing, it’s incredibly expensive. [...] Shifting the games every four years is also a colossal waste of human capital..."

There are many options that have been proposed, from having Greece be one of a set of permanent homes for the Olympics to having the Olympics in Greece with a different city taking on hosting responsibilities each time. Whatever the idea may be, it's clear that the current bidding and hosting process is broken, and that bringing the Olympics back home to Greece can and should be part of the solution. 

Please sign our letter to the International Olympic Committee calling on it to explore bringing the Olympics back home to Greece. 

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4787 5 days ago Kosta Mantis , AU
4786 1 week ago Danny Kessinger US
4785 4 weeks ago William Belchou , US
4784 4 weeks ago Michail Karatzas , GB
4783 1 month ago makis havadjias UM
4782 1 month ago STERGIOS SMIRLIS GR Το Ολυμπιακό πνεύμα του Ωραίου του Μεγάλου και του Αληθινού παρουσιάζεται στο χώρο που γεννήθηκε και σχετίζεται με την ψυχή και το σώμα του ανθρώπου και ποτέ με το χρήμα.
4781 1 month ago Osan Călin RO
4780 1 month ago John Saltas , US
4779 1 month ago Ioannis Galpidis GR
4778 1 month ago Eleni Tomaras , US
4777 1 month ago Anonymous US It makes more sense - economically and historically to bring the Olympic games back to Greece. Not only would it revive the Greek economy, but the fact that the games originated in Greece would mak...
4776 1 month ago Evie Anastasiou McCarty US
4775 1 month ago Carol Thompson AU Let the games begin! But only in Greece.
4774 1 month ago Anonymous US
4773 1 month ago Topiltzin H Xochitiotzin Ortega MX
4772 1 month ago Elias Georgatos , US
4771 1 month ago Anonymous US
4770 2 months ago George Paralemos , US
4769 2 months ago Anonymous
4768 3 months ago Anonymous GB
4767 3 months ago Anonymous , US
4766 3 months ago Tanya Taylor BG
4765 3 months ago Nicolas Nicolaou , US
4764 3 months ago Pete Achilleos , US
4763 3 months ago Athos Kyranides CY
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