Olympic Games in Beijing

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There are many many problems associated with the Olympic games. And I want just told about 2 of them in relation to Beijing Olympic games. I think the first we have to establish is that the Olympic game are not really associated with the nation but associated with the city. So for example when British cities competed for the 2012 games Manchester and Birmingham competed against London. And London got it of course. It was the same with China; I know Shanghai was a little bit upset because they didn’t get the Olympic games. But then they got export 2010, so that was fine. And there was always been a little rivalry between Beijing & Shankhai. So we understand that any way the Olympics are to do in Beijing. There problems here because Beijing was always been a city which has been short of water.
So it has a very profound(глубокая,сильная) environmental problem in not respect. It also has a profound environmental problem in terms of its air quality. It is always been a very polluted city. In April when the winds come the pollution get blowing away, but the sand from the desert blows in. So that’s always a slightly on pleasant air in Beijing. And it’s also very flat city, so u can’t go up on the highs to get away from the fog and smog. And there are real problems here associated with the Olympics. The 1st is that there will be hundreds of athletes; there will be thousands perhaps millions of spectators(зрителей). There will be audience employees associated with the games or the auxiliaries(ассистенты). And there is a building and old projects which are going on now, which will be completed more as are completing now. Need a lot of water they need, a lot of energy a lot of water simply to build this buildings and so we already have a huge problem. The local authorities in Beijing have been taken water from the South. There is a plan of water from the South to the…...

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