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
4776 9 months ago Carol Thompson AU Let the games begin! But only in Greece.
4775 9 months ago Anonymous US
4774 9 months ago Topiltzin H Xochitiotzin Ortega MX
4773 9 months ago Elias Georgatos , US
4772 9 months ago Anonymous , US
4771 9 months ago George Paralemos , US
4770 10 months ago Anonymous GB
4769 10 months ago Anonymous , US
4768 10 months ago Tanya Taylor BG
4767 10 months ago Nicolas Nicolaou , US
4766 10 months ago Pete Achilleos , US
4765 10 months ago Athos Kyranides CY
4764 10 months 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.
4763 11 months ago Kyriakoulis Tsouprakos US
4762 11 months 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...
4761 11 months ago Carol Gavrielidis , US
4760 11 months ago Dimitrios Hantzis AU
4759 11 months ago Iouliana Gouaris GB The Olympics belong in Greece just like the Elgin Marbles!
4758 11 months ago sophia m US
4757 11 months ago Aspasia Tsiulis CA
4756 11 months ago Eleftheria Simantirakis CA
4755 11 months ago David apelli US It belongs in Greece. Id move to Greece if was there again1
4754 11 months ago Anonymous US
4753 11 months ago Pani Kyriacou , GB
4752 11 months ago Christina Perris , US
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