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Economic & environmental benefits but at a social cost- How far do you think this description is true of Sydney Olympics?

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?Economic & environmental benefits but at a social cost?- How far do you think this description is true of Sydney Olympics? The Sydney Olympics successfully got the title of ?the first green Olympics?. The Olympics had to involve the use of adaptation of existing facilities, be constructed on a brownfield site, use building designs which are environmentally friendly, undergo environmental and social impact assessment, protect native bush land, forests, wetlands fauna and threatened ecosystems. ...read more.

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and also as more people will be using public services. In this case there are no social issues but, in fact, there are social benefits as it makes the Games more accessible- hence relating to the first part of the description. The Olympics also provided employment opportunities which therefore reduces unemployment and increases the GDP. This is therefore an economic benefit. There were a few social issues caused by the Games for example; there was an uproar due to the beach being closed for the volleyball. ...read more.

Conclusion

The cost of the Games diverted money from health, education and transport. Although this was a social cost in the long run the Games would bring in more money and they could use it to improve the facilities after- part of the Olympics plan was to build facilities to improve QOL and would hence have more positive long term effects than negative. Overall the description does apply to the Sydney Olympics as there was economic and environmental benefits and they did cause some social issues. However the issues raised were worth the price due to the short & long term benefits- there was also some social benefits from the Games. ...read more.

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