There are some sport events which many countries take part in, such as the Olympic games. Such international events are usually hosted by one or two nations. Some say hosting can benefit the country, others do not agree. I would like to express my point of view on the subject.
In my opinion, hosting international sport events can cause damage to a country. First, it is very expensive.
Some national economies are not strong enough to cover the costs of the needed buildings, sport
equipment and accommodation for the foreign athletes. Second, it does not always help develop the
sport infrastructure. The new stadiums and gymnasiums are often left to collapse after the competitions are finished, as they are either not needed or not beneficial enough. This often happens when not particularly wealthy countries host the Olympic games.
However, some people argue that hosting international sport events is good.
They insist it is a great
chance to develop tourism, because many people visit the host country to participate in or observe the event.
I do not agree with this opinion. Along with regular tourists, many criminals might use this opportunity to enter the country. They might pretend to be sport fans but commit crimes later.
In conclusion, there are different opinions on the subject. Personally, I think a country might benefit from hosting a global sport competition only if it has a reliable economy and a flawless security system. Otherwise, it is harmful and dangerous for the nation.
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