No Brazilian city is able and ready to host the Olympics or the World Cup. Neither Rio de Janeiro, the city chosen for the 2016 Olympics. Despite its undeniable natural beauty, this is not enough to be the home of one of the most important world events. The landscape of Rio can not hide the ills and the bad side of the city.
The glaring social distortions, lack of basic urban infrastructure, urban violence, the mistreatment of the environment, and the experiences from the Panamerican Olympics in 2007 are some factors that place Rio very far from the rigorous questions posed by International Olympic Committee (IOC).
The Court of Audit (TCU) has found that there had been overbillings of 1,000% (you did not read wrong, we meant 1,000%) in the accounts of the Pan American Olympics held in the city. There are numerous cases concerning the misuse of public money at the time. The impression of carelessness with public money is patent.
Far from signifying the union of the people, the Olympic Games are nothing more than a gigantic capitalist event planned, organized and executed to multiply the capital of tourism monopolies, media, transportation, energy and construction, in addition to the politicians own coffers and Olympic Committee International.
There are many cases already involving money for the building works for the World Cup and the Olympics since they were announced in 2010. Stay tuned for all next post. In the meantime, take a look at the construction schedule: http://www.thelocal.com.br/events/current-state-of-the-construction-works-at-the-stadiums-for-the-2014-world-cup-in-brazil/