It’s a sad sign of the times that the last several Olympic venues have had so many environmental issues, and even worse that most of the Olympic infrastructure will go unused when the Games leave. Furthermore, the last few host countries have lost massive amounts of money.
The algae-tinted pools and shit-stained rivers in Rio are disgusting. The larger issue here is pollution and overpopulation, but I think it’s also time for a dedicated venue for the Olympics. I’m imagining a small country like the Vatican which gets reused every four years… instead of pumping tens of millions of dollars into buildings that will only be used for a few weeks. Good idea or no?