While billions of people around the world enjoy watching the Olympic Games every two years, it is sometimes overlooked just how much work goes in to hosting the Games.
The International Olympic Committee works closely with local organisers for almost a decade to stage an edition of the Olympic Games. Olympic Agenda 2020 has improved the level of service provided to future host cities while reducing costs.
The IOC provides the local organisers with a large financial contribution to host the Games. For the Olympic Games Rio de Janeiro 2016, the IOC will contribute 1.5 billion USD to the operational budget of the Games, which will leave a huge sporting, economic and social legacy.