On May 12, 1970, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) awarded Denver, in Colorado USA, the 1976 Winter Olympic Games. About two and half years later, Colorado citizens voted to make it a violation of Colorado's constitution for state funds to be allocated toward the event. As a result, Denver's Olympic planners were forced to take back their offer to host the Games – and it did not host the event.
This got us thinking.
Would you want a big sports event, like the Olympic Games or the World Cup, to be hosted by your local area? Why or why not?
How might a big event like this benefit an area? How might it cause problems?
Over to you!
Have a go at answering the questions in the comments below. Don’t forget to respond to other Topical Talkers – try to suggest something for the other side of the argument that they might not have thought about.