Make a rational argument for a position you do not personally support. For clarity, please state your true opinion first and then argue the opposite position. Consider an issue that has affected you personally. 1000 characters
After enrolling in a summer course where I studied the effects of the Olympics, I believe that the Olympic Games are worth the political, environmental, and financial cost.
The Olympic Games not only cost billions of dollars to put on, but they also harm the environment, provide an often abused political platform, and create a competitive sense of nationalism and tension. The grand buildings that must be built to host large quantities of spectators cost billions of dollars for the host country and its citizens. Post-Games, these grand buildings built for hundreds of thousands of people are now inefficient but must be maintained by the host city. The amount of reconstruction and demolition done to prepare for the two-week long event also causes great harm to the environment. Additionally, countries have used the Games as a political platform hundreds of times. Boycotts, gestures made by officials and athletes, and simply not inviting a certain country all create great political tension.
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