There is so much corruption and huge financial costs involved with staging the it-was-a-good-idea event, and I have never believed that countries and cities actually benefit from hosting the Summer or Winter Olympics; what ends up happening is the complexes built for various events end up under-utilized once everyone goes home, and in the worst cases, those assemblages end up as veritable ghost-towns.
I remember hearing during the 1976 Olympics that 'Montreal will end up paying for this for twenty years'. When you're a kid, that time frame is unfathomable. Let's not even get into the issue of the "Big O" (or "Big Owe").
Let's not forget that very often the Olympics are heavily politicized: The athletes must feel at times as though they are pucks in a shuffleboard game.
And here comes Sochi....
It should be game over for the Olympics