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
4644 4 months ago Duke Fonias , AU Bring the Olympics Back Home to Greece.
4643 4 months ago Bill Geronatsios , GR
4642 4 months ago Evan Myrianthopoulos , US
4641 4 months ago Elpis Zervas GR
4640 4 months ago James Janos , US
4639 4 months ago Anonymous , GR
4638 4 months ago George Mallios , US Bring the games back to Greece!!!
4637 5 months ago Ιωάννης Λαμπρακος AU
4636 5 months ago John Labrakos ,
4635 5 months ago Erick Pitsikalis HN Make Greece permanent host for the Olympics every 4 years!!
4634 5 months ago John Krigos , CA A child always needs his mother!!!!! Back to Greece!!!!!
4633 5 months ago Anonymous US We urge you to please bring back the Olympic Games to their permanent home!
4632 5 months ago Amy Herberts GB It needs to go back.
4631 5 months ago Phillip Wheat GR
4630 6 months ago john giannakopoulos US Great idea !! What a beautiful country!
4629 6 months ago Panayiotis Poulopoulos CY
4628 6 months ago Evangelos Anastasiadis US
4627 6 months ago Madeline Gelis , US
4626 6 months ago Anonymous , FR
4625 6 months ago Alex Zemcuznikov AU
4624 6 months ago Tom Sianis , US
4623 7 months ago Demetrios Lakkas , US
4622 7 months ago Nikos Mouyiaris , US
4621 7 months ago Anonymous US
4620 7 months ago Ευαγγελή Δημουλά GR
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