Some Thoughts on the General Economies of Cities/States/Provinces After Hosting The Olympic Games
The Baron Pierre de Coubertin’s original scheme for Modern Olympic Games,
presented at an international sports conference at the Sorbonne in Paris in June 1894,
made few provisions for the financial underwriting of the grand project. Providence and
the beneficence of host cites and, of course, states/provinces and national governments
would somehow take care of financial costs. And this is exactly what occurred for the
first three-quarters of a century in modern Olympic history.