- Pedro Donnini
- São Paulo
The Importance Of Hosting a World Wide Sport Event, such as World Cup and Olimpic Games, to a Country,
I opened this debate not to figure if certain country has or has not conditions to host a World sport event. This is an attempt to find out what motivations a government have, in order to engage so much effort on winning the bid for it.
What´s the payback? Economic? International Influence? Power maintenance?
Anyway, I looking forward to see what you guys have.
Closing Statement from Pedro Donnini
Wow, thank you very much for going along.
I agree with what you say Mr Kroll, concerning the beneficiaries from the events.
IOC and Fifa Learnt how to use the marketing potential of these global events and how to capitalize real well.
good for them and better for the few companies that shoots up their revenue in an event year.
the politicians have the opportunitty to reach, probably, the most popular achiviement that a government can reach for his popularity.
But the thing is. hosting games is the new excuse for governments to actually do something for the country?
And if it is, Is the price paid fair?
And Why they keep using the argument that it brings economic development for the country?
After South Africa , I thought that the brazilian government would be more carefull to administrate the WC, but it seems that we are having "more of the same'...