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
4633 3 months ago Anonymous US We urge you to please bring back the Olympic Games to their permanent home!
4632 3 months ago Amy Herberts GB It needs to go back.
4631 3 months ago Phillip Wheat GR
4630 3 months ago john giannakopoulos US Great idea !! What a beautiful country!
4629 4 months ago Panayiotis Poulopoulos CY
4628 4 months ago Evangelos Anastasiadis US
4627 4 months ago Madeline geli , US
4626 4 months ago Anonymous , FR
4625 4 months ago Alex Zemcuznikov AU
4624 4 months ago Tom Sianis , US
4623 4 months ago Demetrios Lakkas , US
4622 4 months ago Nikos Mouyiaris , US
4621 5 months ago Anonymous US
4620 5 months ago Ευαγγελή Δημουλά GR
4619 5 months ago Ευαγγελή Δημουλά GR
4618 5 months ago Ευαγγελή Δημουλά GR
4617 5 months ago Ευαγγελή Δημουλά GR
4616 5 months ago Demetrios Lakkas , US
4615 5 months ago Petros Pruim , AU
4614 5 months ago Юрий Владимирович Никитин RU
4613 5 months ago anna dubovagia GR
4612 5 months ago svetlana anastasiadi GR
4611 5 months ago Dimitris Papageorgiou , US US

Ολυμπιακοι Αγωνες ΝΟΤ EQUAL to Olympic Games !
Too much commercialization - what happened to the olive tree wreath ( Κοτινος) for the winner?
4610 5 months ago Ιωάννης Γαλπίδης GR
4609 5 months ago Anonymous GR It is an outrage the world is taking possession of our possessions Bring them home!!
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