Letter: Yes to Colo. Olympics
Thoughts on Nicolette Toussaint’s “An Olympic-sized miscalculation” (3/2/18):
So, back in ’72 a $5 million bond was needed to fund the ’76 Olympics in Colorado. In today’s money $5 million wouldn’t buy more than a block of houses in a valley town. Yet it’s been shown: the Olympics are a financial boondoggle.
Come on, if people were honest, revisiting old venues or pitching in for a common one could work. Or as it is rewritten: National pride goeth before the fall. Hopefully the Olympic spirit lives on.
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