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The Modern Olympics: 1896 & 2004
How Much Did It Cost?
The cost of staging the first modern Olympics was about US$448,000.
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