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
4649 5 days ago Nikos Mouyiaris , US
4648 1 week ago VICKIE TSIAKLIDES , UM
4647 1 week ago Ted Gregoriadis , US As a child, I always wondered "why would the Olympics not always be in Greece!"
4646 3 weeks ago Jason Vergados , US
4645 3 weeks ago Constantine Mikelis , US
4644 3 weeks ago Thomas Panageas , US
4643 3 weeks ago Patricia Gatlin , US
4642 3 weeks ago Duke Fonias , AU Bring the Olympics Back Home to Greece.
4641 3 weeks ago Bill Geronatsios , GR
4640 1 month ago Evan Myrianthopoulos , US
4639 1 month ago Elpis Zervas GR
4638 1 month ago James Janos , US
4637 1 month ago Anonymous GR
4636 1 month ago George Mallios , US Bring the games back to Greece!!!
4635 1 month ago Ted Gregoriadis , US
4634 1 month ago Ted Gregoriadis , US
4633 1 month ago Ted Gregoriadis , US
4632 1 month ago Ιωάννης Λαμπρακος AU
4631 1 month ago John Labrakos ,
4630 1 month ago Erick Pitsikalis HN Make Greece permanent host for the Olympics every 4 years!!
4629 1 month ago John Krigos , CA A child always needs his mother!!!!! Back to Greece!!!!!
4628 1 month ago Anonymous US We urge you to please bring back the Olympic Games to their permanent home!
4627 1 month ago Myrtw Kolioush GR
4626 1 month ago Amy Herberts GB It needs to go back.
4625 1 month ago Phillip Wheat GR
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