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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Number Date Name Location Optional Comment
4769 1 week ago Anonymous
4768 3 weeks ago Anonymous GB
4767 3 weeks ago Anonymous , US
4766 4 weeks ago Tanya Taylor BG
4765 1 month ago Panayotis Dracos GR
4764 1 month ago Nicolas Nicolaou , US
4763 1 month ago PETE ACHILLEOS , US
4762 1 month ago Athos Kyranides CY
4761 1 month ago Nicholas Sfakianos , US Economical reasons for all the do it now.
Honoring Country and people who started,
In my opinion making more enthusiastic the athletes to compete in Greece in ancient OLYMPIA or closed to it.
4760 1 month ago Fillipos Menagias US
4759 1 month ago Angeliki Stamatiou CA
4758 1 month ago Kiki Stamatiou , US
4757 1 month ago Kyriakoulis Tsouprakos US
4756 1 month ago karen sortino GR It would help this beautiful country alot .....
4755 1 month ago Steve Kapas US Bring the Olympics back to Greece. The idea of having a different country host the games and share in costs is a great idea that makes a lot of financial sense, not to further mention,the athletes w...
4754 1 month ago Anonymous US
4753 1 month ago Carol Gavrielidis , US
4752 1 month ago Dimitrios Hantzis AU
4751 1 month ago Anonymous , CA
4750 1 month ago Iouliana Gouaris GB The Olympics belong in Greece just like the Elgin Marbles!
4749 1 month ago sophia m US
4748 1 month ago Maria Lambros US The Olympics started in Greece and they should remain there permanently.
4747 1 month ago Aspasia Tsiulis CA
4746 1 month ago Eleftheria Simantirakis CA
4745 1 month ago mary STRATES , US
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