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英検1級過去問、私の回答
2012-10-12 09:01

"Do the benefits of hostinginternational sporting events outweigh the disadvantages?"

For me, there is no black or white answer to this question. Because the value is different depending on the nation.

In October 1964, Japan hosted the Summer Olympics in Tokyo.
At that time, Japan was still recovering and rebuilding after the Second World War.
The entire country was proud of it and wanted to show the world how far we had come in a relatively short time.

A similar phenomenon was seen in China when they hosted the 2008 Summer Olympics, and also when South Africa hosted last year`s World Cup of Football.
These countries also benefitted from improved infrastructure.

On the other hand some already developed countries did not seem to get the same benefits as the afore mentioned developing nations, rather the expenditure was enemas and damaged country`s economy and national reputation.(Budget problems, political corruption, and incomplete construction projects, there are some predicaments they were faced with.)

So, as can be seen, there is no definitive answer to this question. The benefits of hosting these events depend on your developmental level, and how committed your citizens are to the games.

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