I enjoy, nay, am obsessed, with the Olympics. Winter or summer games, the break provided by a fortnight of watching sport is one of my pleasures.
Curling? I’ll watch it. Sailing? That, too.
Yet, like many Olympic fans and skeptics alike, I question whether the expense incurred by Olympic host cities and nations is worth it.
I worry about the waste of resources, the impact on the local population and the sustainability of single-use facilities.
Might it be better to have one or two permanent Olympic sites, with up-to-date features and a higher return on investment?
Is the Olympic legacy worth it? I’d love to hear your opinions.
Here’s one opinion, as shown in an infographic. Graffiti, disrepair, looters, oh my.
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