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Olympics, Good or Bad?
Properly hosting an Olympics Games can be a real boom for the host country, province and cities. That said, the “how” and the “why” are critically important.
Many people are surprised to learn the real benefit is not in the 16 days. The actual competitions shine the world’s spotlight on the host community, but the real benefit is in the process, the profile, the future and the legacy. Understanding what can be achieved and setting out a path to get there is imperative. It is about leading and a legacy of attention. The “home run” happens in the future, after the “Games”.
Those who forget these basics and champion events that cost too much create controversy and fail their communities.
Frank King eloquently said almost 30 years ago, “When enough people believe, the dream comes true”. He was speaking to the qualities of enthusiasm and engagement - which are eventually the roots of  any successes.

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