Rich and Poor Olympic Sites

Rich and Poor Olympic Sites

Post by Randy Find » Thu, 06 Jan 1994 18:45:34


What are the richest and poorest (Per Capita) cities/countries that have
held the olympics (summer and winter)?

Relative position at the time that they held it.

My guesses for the four sites...

Richest Winter: Switzerland (Had it in the 50s or 60s I think)
Richest Summer: London the first time the held it 1912?
                (With LA '84 as a runner up)
Poorest Winter: Sarajevo
Poorest Summer: Mexico City

Comments?

Randy Finder

 
 
 

Rich and Poor Olympic Sites

Post by Nils Anders Hellbe » Thu, 06 Jan 1994 22:31:12


Quote:

>Subject: Rich and Poor Olympic Sites
>Date: 5 Jan 94 05:45:34 -0400
>What are the richest and poorest (Per Capita) cities/countries that have
>held the olympics (summer and winter)?

>Relative position at the time that they held it.

>My guesses for the four sites...

>Richest Winter: Switzerland (Had it in the 50s or 60s I think)
>Richest Summer: London the first time the held it 1912?
>                (With LA '84 as a runner up)
>Poorest Winter: Sarajevo
>Poorest Summer: Mexico City

>Comments?

>Randy Finder

Poorest summer: Helsinki 1952. During the WW2, Finland had their war against
Sovjet Union. After that war, Finland had to pay a big amount to Sovjet
Union.

N.A.Hellberg