Why not have every edition of the Olympic Games in the same place?

  • Why not have every edition of the Olympic Games in the same place?

    Universality is part of the mission of the Olympic Games. This applies not only to participation by athletes, but also to organising the Games, so different cultures can be represented and more people have the opportunity to participate and attend the Games as volunteers and spectators.

    It was the idea of the founder of the modern Olympic Games, Pierre de Coubertin, that the Games should be 'ambulatory', by moving around the globe. Coubertin believed that in this way the Games would retain their international character and spread the values of Olympism throughout the world.

    Today’s Games are contextual, adapting to the host region and country, so that every edition is different, reflecting cultural, sporting and other regional and national interests.

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