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The proposal of a permanent address for the Olympics is as old as the Games themselves. In fact, back in 1896, when the first modern Olympics were held, Greece’s King George suggested situating the Games in Athens permanently, and the American delegation supported him, but Baron Pierre de Coubertin, the French educator and founder of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), (1)  . In Olympic Memoirs, a frank first-person account of what it took to (2) together support for the physical and philosophic origins of the Games as we know them now, he objected to Athens “… acting as host every four years to this flattering and profitable (3) of visitors”. He went on to add, “No one could seriously believe for a moment that Athens would be able to go on indefinitely every four years making the supreme effort required for the periodic renewal of the organisation and the financing [of the Games]”. Only 241 athletes from 14 countries participated in this event; about 11,000 athletes from over 200 nations (4) at Rio.
Moreover, in an essay, ‘The Olympic Games of 1896’, published in The Field, the world’s oldest country and field sports magazine, de Coubertin noted that when delegates of athletic associations of “all countries” (5) in Paris for the IOC’s first session in 1894, “it was there agreed that every country should celebrate the Olympic Games in turn”. This session saw 78 delegates from nine countries (France, Belgium, Great Britain and Ireland, Greece, Italy, Russia, Spain, Sweden and the U.S.) representing 37 sports organisations. Note that the rest of the world, possibly because vast swathes of it remained colonised at the time, was conspicuously absent. Largely responsible for persuading (6) local sporting bodies under powerful (7) dispensations to give up their individualistic outlook for a grand vision of universal sporting excellence (he authored the ‘swifter, higher, stronger’ motto as well), de Coubertin did, however, have a stated belief in racial (8). Yet, not coincidentally, after the Second World War the Olympics have mostly been hosted by developed or non-democratic states.

Nobody could have fully foreseen the crippling costs modern ambitions would place on host countries, or the seismic socio-cultural effects of a dynamically complex world connected by the Internet, live TV and jetliners. Human nature, on the other hand, appears to have remained unchanged. Like de Coubertin, it’s as if modern planners cannot admit to the damaging socio-economic (9) between “the supreme effort” and the “flattering and profitable influx of visitors”, nor find ways to create a consortium of contributing nations for one permanent address for the Olympics, a single venue with the best of facilities, factoring for expansion and upgrading, with the opportunity to lead or organise the (10) event shared among all participating nations by roster.

  1. 1) go along
    2) demurred
    3) accept
    4) consent
    5) dismissed
    Answer – 2)
    Explanation : demurred – raise objections or show reluctance

  2. 1) antagonized
    2) destroy
    3) ruined
    4) privilege
    5) cobble
    Answer – 5)
    Explanation : cobble – a small round stone used to cover road surfaces.

  3. 1) abolish
    2) influx
    3) departure
    4) forsake
    5) disappearance
    Answer – 2)
    Explanation : influx – an arrival or entry of large numbers of people or things.

  4. 1) accede
    2) admit
    3) acquiesce
    4) compete
    5) acknowledge
    Answer – 4)
    Explanation : compete

  5. 1) assembled
    2) picked
    3) taken away
    4) took
    5) removed
    Answer – 1)
    Explanation : assembled

  6. 1) amenable
    2) recalcitrant
    3) ameliorate
    4) passive
    5) obedient
    Answer – 2)
    Explanation : recalcitrant

  7. 1) imperialist
    2) extramural
    3) extraneous
    4) alfresco
    5) outermost
    Answer – 1)
    Explanation : imperialist – having an obstinately uncooperative attitude towards authority or discipline.

  8. 1) precisely
    2) absolve
    3) equality
    4) perpetually
    5) eventually
    Answer – 3)
    Explanation : equality

  9. 1) imbalance
    2) disconnection
    3) correlation
    4) difference
    5) disassociation
    Answer – 3)
    Explanation : correlation

  10. 1) layoff
    2) letup
    3) interruption
    4) impasse
    5) quadrennial
    Answer – 5)
    Explanation : quadrennial