posted on Jul, 11 2017 @ 10:28 PM
And what does the IOC, or its receiving members, do with all this money and favors?
I mean, I just don't understand this whole process. Numerous countries "bid" for the Olympics, what could they possibly 'bid'?
I can think of things which countries might lobby, things like betterment of their country, ect., but not in the context of a 'bidding' arrangement.
Especially when the host country will bear almost the full entirety of the expense for hosting the games! About the only costs they won't bear is to
send teams from other countries...so what the heck are they "bidding" on??? How can it be anything other than a big payola game? Seriously,
what are they bidding on? To spend their own money???? Seems crazy to me. Have you ever truly contemplated this?
One country foots the bill, and hundreds of countries spend money to send their own teams to compete. What is there to bid on??
It's a HUGE draw for people, advertising, television networks and a potential boon for their own, host, economy...but if they're paying someone,
bidding, for it, then who are they paying and what is the upshot? Who is on the receiving end of these bids?
I dunno, but this whole concept smacks of the elites sitting in some ivory tower somewhere raking in the payola, and laughing all the way to the bank.
Literally billions of dollars must change hands, just look at how much host countries spend on the infrastructure (stadiums, complexes, hotels,
fields, courses, etc.)...it's mammoth. And they have to PAY to PLAY!
Somebody is getting that money. Somebody is, but there's no damn way the IOC could ever justify expenses like this, to the tune of billions, not in
1,000 years! The IOC has what for costs??? Who do they pay? They damn sure don't pay the athletes, or the host countries...so what do they do with
these billions of dollars??? They don't build stadiums, or contribute to the host country's expenses...so where does it go?
Think about it!!