Vladimir Putin

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Some background to the controversies that have plagued the Olympic Movement in recent years, particularly with regard to staging the Olympic Games. Controversies that tend to reflect problems of scale. The size and complexity of hosting operations. Problems that result not from the Olympic Movement, but from success, because other interests recognize the appeal of that success. The growth in the need for housing facilities and the accompanying communications services. Reasons for the trend to vast spectaculars and vast expenditures on structures and facilities, particularly with regard to business, industry and governments. Specific details of the Olympic Games to be held in Montreal in 1976. The human structures. Detailed remarks on the International Olympic Committee, their delegates, and the Olympic concept. The athletes. The Olympic Village. Values of the Olympic Games.