London and England hosting - Sample Essay
England will not only become famous for the 2012 Olympics like every other country has become, it will reap the benefits of hosting the Olympic Games also; Sebastian Coe: “A London Games in 2012 would create a lasting legacy for sport, the environment, and for local, national and global communities.”
The Olympic games will increase tourism dramatically via this the country could earn more than 2 billion pounds in extra tourism revenue, a million more international visitors are expected to travel to England to see the Olympics. Also the 2012 games has the potential to generate around 3,000 full-time equivalent jobs in east London and probably more throughout the country.
The government will also use the Olympics as a ‘shop window’, this allows the government to in a way boast about how good they are running the country; this enables the government to show all the world that there way of running things is the right way and also increases the government popularity within the country. Some examples in the past where this happened was in the Berlin games in which Hitler tried to use the games as propaganda and also the eastern bloc.
Hosting the Olympics also makes the public feel very patriotic for England’s athletes, this will create sporting models which children will model themselves on and progressively get better trying to achieve what there roll models have achieved. Another advantage of roll models is that if the roll model is of a different ethnic background and is a minority in the country then there will be less racism towards that minority because people would look up at the roll model and accept him/her for whoever they are.
The Olympics will also see an increase in grass roots schemes to help younger children progress to become elite. This will happen due to more children wanting to be like there roll models and heroes so more sporting groups will be needed to be opened.
Via the Olympics England will receive better sporting facilities. The major reason why countries gain the Olympics is because they show that it will be better than the last Olympics, usually with better stadiums and facilities. This benefits the public as there will be more and better sporting facilities for them to participate in sport, this links to my next benefit.