Thursday, February 18, 2010

My Idea for Issues Paper

I have decided to base my issues paper on the benefits countries receive from participating in the olympics, as opposed to those countries who choose not to participate.

-Michael Thomas


  1. Good, this week focus on picking out four (or more) countries that have either benefited or lost as a result of their choice. Make sure you can find evidence or expert quotes that plausibly ties the benefits to participation in the Olympics.

  2. I like your topic! I am really interested in finding out if the U.S. benefits from it and how.

  3. Benefit number one: It makes spectators happy! For example, seeing Shaun White soaring through the air on a snowboard brings me happiness. Granted, I know that countries don't have to participate in the Olympics to be spectators, but if they were participants it would certainly increase the amount of spectators! I know it's a stretch, but it's just some food for thought.

  4. Good idea, you may want to include how the host country may benefit also. Just make sure to include some statistical evidences supporting your argument and not too much opinion based.


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