Rio de Janeiro 2016 Summer Olympic buildup and challenges

Discussion in 'Sports' started by texan, Aug 14, 2012.

  1. texan

    texan Well-Known Member

    The building and preparation for the 2016 in Rio de Janeiro 2016 Summer Olympics
    and the 2014 World Cup.

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  2. texan

    texan Well-Known Member

    Rio building collapse: Will Brazil be ready for the Olympics?

    Three buildings in Rio de Janeiro collapsed late Wednesday. The latest in a string of construction woes, the
    accident is raising concerns about preparation for the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympics.

    The collapse of three buildings in the center of Rio de Janeiro sounds a sharp cautionary note for Brazilians
    as the country rushes to build homes, hotels, transports links, and other infrastructure projects ahead
    of the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympics.

    Even at the highest levels, Brazil’s infrastructure projects are routinely late, poorly built or over budget, or
    all three. Stadiums for the World Cup were late to get started and public transport, particularly airports, are
    frequently chaotic.
    Rio building collapse: Will Brazil be ready for the Olympics? (+video) - CSMonitor.com
     
  3. texan

    texan Well-Known Member

    Now to Rio, where preparations to host 2016 Olympics are sparking jitters, optimism

    RIO DE JANEIRO - The snuffing out of the Olympic flame in London Sunday marked a conclusion for
    most, but for 2016 host city Rio de Janeiro it kicked off four years of pre-games jitters and a race against
    the clock to ready this notoriously laid-back beach city for the global sports showcase.

    Organizers acknowledged Rio's shortage of hotel rooms was the city's main weakness going back to the bid
    stage, which pitted the city against Madrid, Tokyo and Chicago in a 2009 vote.

    More than 2 million visitors entered London's Olympic Park during this year's games, but Rio's current hotel
    capacity stands at about 33,000 beds, including those at the "love" motels that dot the seedier neighborhoods.

    During a recent United Nations conference here, Mayor Paes had to resort to decreeing a three-day public holiday, closing
    schools and urging residents to rent out rooms to conference participants.

    Now to Rio, where preparations to host 2016 Olympics are sparking jitters, optimism | StarTribune.com
     
  4. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    2014 Winter Olympics to be held in Sochi, Russia.
     
  5. CanonPowerlifter

    CanonPowerlifter New Member

    i want to go to rio de janiero. score lots of babes. i love sports. i find it hysterical that brazilians speak Portuguese when in Portugal where Portuguese originates from their national language is spanish.
     
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  7. moreluck

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    RIO DE JANEIRO—The governor of Rio de Janeiro decreed a “state of public calamity” Friday, citing a fiscal crisis seven weeks before the state’s capital city hosts the Olympics.

    The decree warned that the state’s ability to deliver basic public services to its 17 million residents—such as health-care, education, policing and sanitation—is under threat as it faces soaring payroll costs and Olympics-related investment.

    The state government spent 9.77 billion reais ($2.8 billion), its biggest infrastructure investment in decades, on a 10-mile extension to Rio’s subway to link a series of wealthy beachside neighborhoods in time for the Olympics. The U.S. spends that much in national debt every day.. 2.34 billion.
     
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