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Given Brazil’s chaotic sociopolitical situation, the legacy the 2016 Olympic Games will leave remains unclear. Reuters/Sergio Moraes

Rio Olympics has its commandments – but what legacy will it leave?

Mega sports event promoters use the term 'legacy' extensively to justify the amount of – mostly public – money involved in the bid and execution of such events.
Former Brazilian president Lula De Silva unveiling the Rio 2016 bid. Agencia Brasil

There would be no shame in Brazil ditching the Olympics

The 2014 Brazil World Cup and the Rio 2016 Olympic Games are becoming a running story, and not in the way organisers might like. We have seen news about public riots, lack of preparation, low quality infrastructure…
It will be time to say hello to Sochi 2014 before we know it. Russian Post

Games over: it’s time to focus on Rio (but don’t forget Sochi)

It’s only been a week since the London Olympics drew to a close and already athletes are starting to focus on Rio 2016. Of course, for the International Olympic Committee (IOC), it’s not four years until…

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