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The Meeting Of The Continents Essay

604 words - 2 pages

THE MEETING OF CONTINENTS The issue of whether Turkey is ready to host Olympic games has been widely debated in our community and of course in International Olympic Committee (IOC) recently. It is an important issue because it reveals the participation of almost all nations of the world and props up the philosophy of peace, brotherhood and unity between nations. Also, this universal games provides a better knowledge of the host countries and cities all around the world, which is more important for Istanbul. The city to be the host of 2008 Olympics is going to be announced in July 2001 after a meeting in Moscow and this issue will be argued until this time.It has been argued that Turkey has financial problems and is in a critical bend because of its economy (Afransen, 18.03.2001 Canada). So this argument goes, Turkey doesn't have an advanced infrastructure. It is claimed that Turkey cannot be sufficient to the economic side of Olympic games. However, as Sinan Erdem, the head of the "Turkey National Olympics Committee", expressed Turkey's infrastructure and bidding ability has been improving rapidly. Istanbul has already started to build Olympic structures and the games will help the development of the country in all sections. The NOC of Turkey, the 2008 bid committee, and the private sector have all invested about $120 million in the bid. Turkish Olympic Law, a law which exists in no other country in the world and does not involve Turkish citizens in any extra taxes.It might be the contention of IOC that Turkey is too soon after Athens 2004 in Europe. As it is known the Olympic games have never been the host for cities are so nearly. The position goes on to assert that these two cities have similar climate and geography. It could be maintained that there is a cold war...


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