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The money this country has spent on winning the bid to host the Olympics, alone, could have seriously alleviated the disease and water problems faced by Africa. And still have enough left over to give our athletes proper financial support! The Olympics don't bring glory to the country that hosts them, just the country that wins the most medals, and as we've only recently begun financially supporting our athletes, I expect them to be thin on the ground as in previous years.
PS. Some of my Greek friends reckon their great-grandchildren will be paying off the debts incurred in hosting the games. If the PM really cared about the country, he would have spent that money in a much more sensible and ethical way.Natasha Long, 12 years ago.