This week’s Infographic of the Week from Credit Season illustrates the fact that hosting the Olympic Games is somewhat of a financial rollercoaster for the host nation. There’s no doubt that hosting the Summer Olympics is a great honor for any city, but is it good business? With the London 2012 Games upon us, it’s a timely look back at what happened in the past. With this unique infographic Credit Season gives us a a glimpse of the economic ripple the Olympics have had since Atlanta 96 to what they may bring this year.

Click on the infographic below, or here to see it in high-resolution.