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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4760 3 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...
4759 3 months ago Carol Gavrielidis , US
4758 3 months ago Dimitrios Hantzis AU
4757 3 months ago Iouliana Gouaris GB The Olympics belong in Greece just like the Elgin Marbles!
4756 3 months ago sophia m US
4755 3 months ago Aspasia Tsiulis CA
4754 3 months ago Eleftheria Simantirakis CA
4753 3 months ago David apelli US It belongs in Greece. Id move to Greece if was there again1
4752 3 months ago Anonymous US
4751 3 months ago Despina Christakis , US
4750 3 months ago Pani Kyriacou GB
4749 3 months ago Christina Perris , US
4748 3 months ago George Kotronis AU
4747 3 months ago DIANA DEANE GB
4746 3 months ago linda gyftopoulis GR
4745 3 months ago Anonymous US
4744 3 months ago Angela Papassotiriou CA
4743 3 months ago Edward Maropakis CA
4742 3 months ago Anonymous , US Olympics should and always remain in GREECE
4741 3 months ago Cyndi Kyriacou US
4740 3 months ago eleni athanasiadis , US
4739 3 months ago Demetri Kafkis , CA
4738 3 months ago Afrodite Bair US
4737 3 months ago Aphrodite Kokotsis , US
4736 3 months ago Demetrios Varvaris , AU
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