WHAT the heck ??? Olys are supposed to be all about sports IMHO. What do you mean by "exclusivity" ? It's not supposed to be "all about the money". That's one thing I am mad about. The games were not supposed to become what they are now : just a giant business. And Savoie IS french, and part Swiss due to history. It's part of France to be regional, with each region having its own specialities in all, like it's part of the USA to be a federation. History is what it is, it's what defines each separate region of France. Same could be said about the regions in Spain and Italy or any other european country. Part of what was great with Albertville is that they didn't destroy the nature around those games for the sake of money. That's the best in all that, it helped them increase the size of the national park "des Ecrins". Most of the venues used the revenues to build infrastructures in accord with what is traditionnal building. They redid most of the ugly buildings you could see, copying in that courchevel 1800 who was already at that time a mini swiss station. The games made no benefits true, but the things they did build to last for the station were the best part of it, and 20 years later (not 20 I know) those infrastructures hold and are part of what attracts people there. I am from that Region, I have been skiing in La Plagne and Courchevel since I could ski so I know very well what was going on in those "cities". My parents had a friend who was on the city council of La Plagne until his death, and he always showed us the loss of the city because of the bob track. I said it : they found a way not to lose money anymore, or just what the municipality can afford. And I'm sorry, what I liked the best about Vancouver was that they showed their first nation's involvement and were all about their region.