- 2016年08月03日17:01 来源：小站教育
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Task：Holding Olympic Games has positive effects. Others believe it is too money-consuming and the government should spend that money on other areas.
As the NO.1 sports competition worldwide, Olympic Games has been held consistently in different areas in the past. Many people believe this sports tradition should remain, because of its positive influences on the host country. However, others hold an opposite view that a large amount of money spent on it is unwise. Personally, I am in favor of the former view, and my reasons will be explored as below.
The first reason of supporting Olympic Games is that it provides opportunities for the modernization of social infrastructure a host city, which can leave a lasting heritage for the whole community. For example, 2008 Beijing Olympic Games stimulated the update of transportation system, such as the doubled number of highways, higher extension of subways and accommodation of airports, as well as an integration of between land and air traffic. Therefore, contributions to this city this great sporting event made include a smooth operation of internal market, a reliable and efficient mobility of persons and goods, and an increased cohesion of north China, socially and territorially.
Secondly, Olympic Games also plays a role of economic catalyst for local society. For one thing, during the process of the game, the inflow of tens of thousands of athletes, coaches, officers, journalists and audience would drastically boost domestic economy, such as the consumption of hotels, restaurants, commodities and souvenirs. For another, many sporting venues which are in operation after the event is over can be city icons and ideal attractions for tourists. Expectedly, with a consistent thriving of tourism, many kinds of industries and new job vacancies can be activated.
However, demerits of Olympic Games should not be overlooked, and the first concern is so-called white elephant phenomenon of construction. That is to say, without long-term planning or practicality, many venues which were built only for sports with little local interest, have now no use, or are crumbling. For example, In Greek today, the expensive and once-gleaming Olympic legacy has been a set of decaying structures. Swimming pools are given over to frogs, beach volleyball and softball arenas are all literally falling apart, baseball fields have been overtaken by weeds, dirt and trash is collection in the hallway and corners. In other words, the investment of billions of dollars into these debris is unacceptable and ironical for Greeks who are now being trapped in the economic crisis.
In conclusion, I believe its advantages overweigh the disadvantages. Although some sports facilities might not be used fully, the overall improvement of urban infrastructure and economic prosperity sparked by Olympic Games holding are more meaningful and valuable, to a large extent.