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The Modern Olympics: 1896 & 2004

Sujin Lee

How Much Did It Cost?

 

1896

The cost of staging the first modern Olympics was about US$448,000.

 

2004

The 2004 Olympics cost about US$15,000,000,000 (fifteen billion dollars)! This was much higher than other host countries have spent. Some people think this huge price tag was part of the reason that Greece got into terrible economic troubles a few years later.

The Olympic Rings

In-tray  |  The Olympics in Greece  Location  Medals  |  Most Wins  |  Women  |  Cost