I feel there are a huge number of factors that need to be taken into consideration when it is decided which cities would be good candidates to host the Olympics. The number of bids a city submits does not necessarily make it a more attractive choice to the selection committee.
Yes, the Olympic selection process is fair. It is my belief that the Olympic committee looks at every aspect of a city before deciding on a host. They must consider many different variables in deciding an Olympic host. Choosing the right city can allow the games to operate smoothly and without issues. Alternatively, choosing the incorrect city can become a nightmare. For these reasons, I believe it is very important to screen the potential sites with much scrutiny, and be forced to deny cities based on a number of variables.
No, the Olympics selection processes are not fair because the committee will always go where they can get the most money. Unfortunately, they will listen to cities who can offer them presents or money, and will dismiss the countries that cannot. Detroit would greatly benefit from hosting the Olympics because of the revenue it would bring.
No, I do not believe that the Olympics selection process is fair. It seems that there are many underlying political or corrupt actions that go into the Olympics selection process. The Olympics committee that chooses the site should be more transparent with their selection. If they were to do that, locations that were not chosen along with the general public would understand better.