Topic: Mitigating Negative Impacts on Host Cities
Delegate Name: Claire Peters
Hosting the Olympics cost a lot of money. Host cities often need to build a lot of infrastructure to host the games and accommodate the athletes and spectators of the Olympic Games. The past five summer and winter Olympic Games have cost over ten billion dollars for the host city, and the money being made from hosting the Olympics does not balance out the costs of hosting them. Now, fewer countries want to host the Olympics due to the cost.
Not much has been done by the United Nations to help this issue, the only thing they have done so far to help the issues regarding the Olympics is to give the Summer Olympic Games of 2024 to Paris France, and the Summer Olympic Games of 2028 to Los Angeles to try to prevent the loss of applicants to host later Olympic Games.
Although giving the next two Olympic competitions to large cities may keep nations interested in hosting the Olympic Games it does not help with the serious financial issues countries face when hosting the Olympics. China believes that to prevent further financial strain on host cities of the Olympics the cities that should be allowed to apply to host the Olympics should already have the infrastructure to support hosting the games. China believes there should be a list of standards set by the United Nations determining whether or not a city can apply to be the host city for the Olympics. This way cities that already have the infrastructure to host the Olympic games can make a profit from it due to the cost being less high because they already have the infrastructure and equipment necessary to host the Olympics and cities that do not have the necessary accommodations to host the Olympics do not have to spend billions of dollars on building things to host the Olympics.