Obviously the Olympics are an exciting time for all of the countries around the world but it is especially exciting for the country hosting it. The amount of time and money put into hosting the Olympics is crazy! I did not sit down and watch the Opening Ceremonies but as my parents watched it I saw a few parts. I started thinking about Russia as a country. Russia has so many people living in slums and on the street, yet they could afford to host the Olympics?
My mom’s friends son is going to see an event and he said that “there is not much to see in Russia unless you want to visit the poor”. So why is Russia hosting the Olympics when they could be using all of that money to feed the citizens of their country. They are supposed to be a communist country where everyone is equal. Well I do not think that the Russians who are attending the Olympics and the Russians who do not have a home are equal right now. I understand that there are probably many things I did not consider when making this statement but doesn’t it bug you to think about what their money could be going towards?
I still think the Olympics is a cool event and that which ever country hosts it could be spending their money on other things, but this specific situation doesn’t make sense to me. Just something to think about.