Brazil

  • Copa America _Ver En Vivo En Directo _Flickr
    14.06.2019 /
    The 2019 Copa América will be the biggest event held in Brazil since the 2016 Olympics attracting up to 100,000 spectators from abroad. But it will also be a sporting event with a maximum-security set-up held in the shadows of former corruption scandals.
  • Photo: Nelson Oliveira/Flickr
    30.08.2018 /
    How much money went into the hosting of the 1950 FIFA World Cup in Brazil? And what about the 2014 World Cup? A group of Brazilian journalists has explored the costs of these events and is now planning to expand to project to cover all FIFA World Cups.
  • Photo: Agência Brasil Fotografias/Flickr
    15.09.2017 /
    A series of ongoing investigations in Brazil and France displays the extensity of corruption surrounding last year’s Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. IOC reaffirm its commitment to protect the integrity of sport.
  • Photo: Matt Kieffer/Flickr
    29.08.2017 /
    Despite ongoing economic and political challenges, International Olympic Committee (IOC) member, Luis Moreno maintains that Rio is “better off” after hosting the 2016 Olympics.
  • Photo: Gerhard Stratt/Flickr
    07.08.2017 /
    A former head of infrastructure in the city of Rio de Janeiro has been arrested and accused of taking bribes linked to Olympic construction projects.
  • Photo: Rob/Flickr
    By Igor Kovač
    05.07.2017 /
    Petitions and referendums against Olympic bids show that the Olympic Games are no longer perceived as indisputably beneficial as they are presented to the public as being. Through a look at the city development plans for the Rio 2004 and 2016 bids, Igor Kováč points to some of the reasons why.
  • Photo: Fernando Frazão/Agência Brasíl/Flickr
    By Juliana Barbassa
    26.08.2016 /
    The Rio de Janeiro Olympics were sold to the population as an opportunity to transform the city and build lasting legacies. Now that the Games are over, not even winning the Olympic gold in the national sport, football, can cover up the disappointment over the missed opportunities, the failed promises, and the tremendous cost, says Juliana Barbassa in this comment piece in which she asks if it was all worth it. Her answer is no.
  • 25.08.2016 /
    A recent survey reveals diverging opinions among Brazilians following the 2016 Olympic games in Rio de Janeiro.

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