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Are the Olympics a waste of Money?

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Started: 6/4/2013 Category: Sports
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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TeamTALK

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The Olympics are not a waste of money because some people live to be athletic. Without the Olympics they would not be able to compete with other people who LOVE sports. Throughout the wars and world disasters, every two years sport groups can come together not to fight but to compete. So if we use some money on the Olympics we can make people happy and earn more money to pay off the costs. Will some extra money earned we can help make more sport opportunity for kids and the less fortunate possible. Thank You!
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There have been times recently when the Olympics have proven their value as a goodwill ambassador. When the Olympics were held in China, it gave the world a great opportunity to focus more attention on a place that needs to change the way it treats its peThere have been times recently when the Olympics have proven their value as a goodwill ambassador. When the Olympics were held in China, it gave the world a great opportunity to focus more attention on a place that needs to change the way it treats its people. When North and South Korea marched together in the opening ceremonies of a recent Olympics, it gave the world hope. There are many reasons why the Olympics are not a waste of money, and these are just some.

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of course it isIt is kind on stupid to have the olympics in the first place. They are a waste of money and very much a waste of time. Who cares if you win a gold medal in swimming or some other sport. That does not prove you are the greatest athlete in the world.

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ofcourse it is a waste of money!all you really need is a track to run a pool to swim a court to hit and a field to ride it doesnt have to big
cant you just agree with me and give this money to the people who need it and inspiring someone this is like WE ARE SHOWING OFF how much money we can spend

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Pakistan and Afghanistan practice a pates but still want to kill loads of people.Pakistan and Afghanistan are lead by the group of people - the Taliban who smashed the twin towers yet they compete in the Olympics. They destroyed Bali, yet they compete in the Olympics. It doesn't provide friendly competition because their are still wars going on across the world yet almost every country competes even though they create wars. They don't allow friendly competition so I conclude that it is a waste of money because it can't provide friendly competition.

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They are a wasteI strongly believe that holding the Olympics is a waste of money. This is because all of that money could be spent on helping others in need: orphanages, people with medical issues, the economy etc. Instead, we are wasting money on an event which allows people to show their talents. Although it is sometimes awesome, we are spending money on what is basically sports day in every school, just bigger and with more events. Anyone could be Usain Bolt, they just have to train, but people don't have to show it off. Did you enjoy the last Olympics? Sure it shows how proud the people of a country our, but who cares? Money can be spent on other things like discovering new planets which may be able to sustain life.

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Olympic games are a waste of money!!!Facts clearly state that where ever the Olympics were held; the country had to spend a big sum of money on advancements. A clear example is the recent London 2012 Olympics where Britain earned millions of USD through people who had a craze for watching this game. I mean the making of the movie in which the Queen jumps it had a a cost too, which included graphic designing etc.

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Peace cannot be achieved by running around tracks and wasting money on sports venues.If the world really needs to be together for peace then it is the UN who is doing that job by spending money on useful activities like medical aid, education etc. There is absolutely no need for spending ridiculously amounts of money on swimming pools and tracks, and it is even worst if we call it world peace.

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Yes, believe the Olympic Games are a waste of money, this money could be spent on much better things.I believe that the Olympic Games are a waste of money because there are more important things that the money used for these events could be spent on. There are starving kids who could eat if the money was given to them instead. There are also natural disasters that could be better controlled if there was more funding for them.

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Not the only competitionThe games have put more than one economy in debt; one need not look further than Greece's current state. Also, this is not the only forum for athletes to get together. There is also the pan-am games, the commonwealth games, and the world cup. The billions spent on the Olympics are just thrown away, and could be given to much worthier causes.

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Yes I agree.It is such a huge waste of money. It is true that sports has its importance in life and that all sportspersons should be given the chance to outshine themselves on the world stage. But would you prefer to see hungry crying mouths increasing day after day. Cant we save this money???

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Posted by StephanDebate 3 years ago
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Please post more I want to see who wins
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Posted by StephanDebate 3 years ago
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Hi I think that the olympics are not a waste of money ;)
Hope you win this debate

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