I have little interest in the Olympic Games. I don’t know why they were restarted circa 1900, after a 2000 year pause. The original games were held near Mount Olympus in Greece. But the new ones are held somewhere different every 4 years, and require an entire Olympic village to be built, along with all the other facilities.
I always supposed that, at the end of the day, there would be world class facilities for the host country/city to enjoy thereafter. But according to this report, a lot of them just end up in ruins, like the bobsled track in Sarajevo below.
So what’s the point of spending millions on something that only gets used for a few weeks?
Roger Scruton talking about Brexit.