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What Is an Olympic Village?



What Is an Olympic Village?
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     challenging words:    main, additional, coexist, comprise, currently, even-numbered, high-end, infrastructure, logistics, lowest-voted, majority, moscow, proposal, residential, revote, waterfront
     content words:    Olympic Village, Olympic Games, Summer Games, International Olympic Committee, Los Angeles, Olympic Park, Organizing Committee, Beijing Summer Olympics, Winter Games, British Columbia


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What Is an Olympic Village?
By Jennifer Kenny
  

1     Caption: The main gate of the Olympic Village in Beijing, China
 
2     The Olympic Games consist of a wide variety of competitions between athletes from all over the world. The Winter and Summer Games currently alternate on even-numbered years. The Games are held at a different site each time. That's an awful lot of planning to be done.
 
3     How is a site chosen? The International Olympic Committee chooses. A city that wishes to be considered to host the Olympic Games must submit a proposal. The IOC reviews all of the cities' proposals. A vote is held about six years before the Games will be held. Majority wins. If there's not a majority vote for one city right away, a revote is held, eliminating the lowest-voted city until there's a majority. Committee members take into account the best ideas for facilities, the city which appears best able to carry out the plans, and places that haven't been chosen before. When a city is chosen to be a host city, the local organizing committee pays to carry out the plans. The host city counts on TV revenues, ticket sales, and so on to pay for this expensive undertaking.

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