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
4779 12 months ago Eleni Tomaras , US
4778 12 months 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...
4777 12 months ago Evie Anastasiou McCarty US
4776 12 months ago Carol Thompson AU Let the games begin! But only in Greece.
4775 12 months ago Anonymous US
4774 12 months ago Topiltzin H Xochitiotzin Ortega MX
4773 12 months ago Elias Georgatos , US
4772 1 year ago Anonymous , US
4771 1 year ago George Paralemos , US
4770 1 year ago Anonymous GB
4769 1 year ago Anonymous , US
4768 1 year ago Tanya Taylor BG
4767 1 year ago Nicolas Nicolaou , US
4766 1 year ago Pete Achilleos , US
4765 1 year ago Athos Kyranides CY
4764 1 year 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 1 year ago Kyriakoulis Tsouprakos US
4762 1 year 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 1 year ago Carol Gavrielidis , US
4760 1 year ago Dimitrios Hantzis AU
4759 1 year ago Iouliana Gouaris GB The Olympics belong in Greece just like the Elgin Marbles!
4758 1 year ago sophia m US
4757 1 year ago Aspasia Tsiulis CA
4756 1 year ago Eleftheria Simantirakis CA
4755 1 year ago David apelli US It belongs in Greece. Id move to Greece if was there again1
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