The failure of budgeting and remaining revitalized is no fault of the Olympic Games’ presence, but of the various cities who failed. The Olympic Games offered these cities the chance to thrive under international attention, yet they squandered it. One need only to look to the more successful models to see that a productive hosting greatly benefits a city. Los Angeles in its 1992 Summer Olympics hosting was able to turn a profit of $200 million, a remarkable amount. Sydney’s 2000 Games, widely believed to be the most successful hosting in modern history, resulted in economic expansion for the country. Bad planning and overspending are no faults of the Olympic Games.