Hosting the Olympic Games: Toronto 2008?

A look at the aspects that Toronto needs to deal with in order to vye for the 2008 Olympic Games.

Bidding for the right to host the Olympics is a subject of debate as a result of recent scandals and Toronto’s direct involvement in an Olympic bid. Montreal’s experience (1976) with the Olympics (costs and benefits) is examined initially. The Toronto process, in light of Canada’s previous experience is then examined. Potential costs and benefits are identified.