What It Costs To Host The Olympic Games

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What It Costs To Host The Olympic Games

Boston announced this week it will pull its bid for the 2024 Olympics, due in part to the huge costs associated with the games that could become a taxpayer burden. Here is a breakdown of what the Olympics cost their host cities:

  • $300 million: Regulation track-and-field stadium the entire community will be able to enjoy for decades to come
  • $5,000: Licensing rights for blue, yellow, black, and red Olympic rings
  • $870,000: Licensing rights for green Olympic ring
  • $9,000: Hedge that looks like a guy running
  • $65,000: Gymnast feed and trough
  • $50,000: Quietly burying another Bob Costas sex scandal
  • $18 million: Thrown straight into Olympic flame as tinder
  • $50,000: Incinerating bodies of athletes who perished during event
  • $600,000: Water wasted by Olympic divers showering off between heats
  • $28: Dry cleaning for Olympic mascot suit
  • $175,000: Study delineating exact ways hosting Olympics will devastate local economy for decades to come