Cost of hosting Olympic games

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Hosting the Olympics sure does cost a lot. Why is that? How much money is $5 billion dollars? What is a cost overrun? Why would a country want to spend that much money to host and Olympic Game?  Does a country recoup what they invest?  Do you see any trends?

The activity: Cost-Hosting-Olympics.pdf


For members we have an editable Word docx and solutions.

Cost-Hosting-Olympics.docx      Cost-Hosting-Olympics-solution.pdf

More Olympic activities:

How is ski jumping scored in the Olympics?  - Students learn about the ski jumping rubric and decide if they think it is fair or not. 5.NBT, 5.OA, 6.NS, 6.EE, 7.NS, 7.EE, HSA.CED

Lighting the Olympic Torch - Study the reflection of the Sun's rays off the Mount Olympus parabolic mirror to understand how the Olympic Torch is lit.  4.G.1, 4.G.3, 7.G.2

The Torch Relay through South Korea - Participation rates, metric conversions, and per person distances traveled. 6.RP.A, 6.SP.B, 7.SP, HSN.Q.A


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