Can anyone give me a breakdown of the costs of the London 2012 Olympics, Beijing 2008 Olympics and/or Montreal
1976 Olympics, official sites don't seem to have anything so if you can tell me the costs of any of them, hopefully all of them, I will greatly appreciate it. Thanks a lot.
In October 2006 the Culture Secretary, Tessa Jowell, announced that the ODA budget may increase from £2.375 billion to £4 billion. . for the London 2012 Olympics
On 21 November Tessa Jowell admitted the cost could rise to £3.3billion . These figures were contradicted by London Mayor Ken Livingston, who pledged the Games would make a profit, and cost less than Ms Jowell's figures 
The lists are incomplete:
£560 million for new venues, including £250 million for the Olympic Stadium.
£65 million for the Olympic village.
£1.5 billion to run the Games.
£200 million on security.
Beijing 2008 Olympics
Beijing 2008 Olympiad involves an aggregate cost of US$1.625 billion of which the greatest part will be from market development, "on top of some central and local appropriations to be made a major part about 80 percent of the money needed will come from markets."
No-one has ever come up with an accurate figure for Montreal 1976, but it can be said that the residents of Montreal only finished paying for the games a couple of years ago (there was a tax on cigarettes that was used to pay-off the outstanding amounts).
Don't panic however, this cannot happen to London, because after 1976 the International Olympic Committee made a number of changes: firstly they allowed commercial sponsorship (hence you have companies such as Coca-Cola and McDonalds as "official sponsors"); secondly they now insist on Central Government funding (Montreal was funded purely by the residents of the City); thirdly they give the host City a larger proportion of the television rights money, which is far greater than it was in 1976 when basically the IOC just gave the rights away.
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