Rio Didn't Need an Olympic Golf Course, But They Built One Anyway
Rio didn’t need a new golf course, and most people didn’t want one. A billionaire developer worked with the city to build the Olympic Golf Course on protected land anyway.
Rio has broken its promise of an environment-friendly Olympics
It was supposed to be the Green Games for a Blue Planet but Rio de Janeiro is nowhere near complying with any of the ambitious environmental commitments made when it bid for the event.
Brazilian Olympic Sailors Concerned About the Legacy of the 2016 Games
Brazilian sailors are disappointed that officials did not do enough to clean up the water in the bay.
Athletes are pissed about clogged toilets at Rio's Olympic Village
With just 11 days to go before the Games start, others complaints include leaking pipes, exposed wiring, and dirty floors.
Massive Protests in Brazil After a Girl Was Blamed for Being Gang-Raped in Rio
A video posted online showed a naked, bloody, and unconscious 16-year-old girl surrounded by men bragging about her rape. The head of the police probe said more “technical” evidence was needed to establish that the rape actually happened.
The Rio Olympics Is Being Used as 'an Excuse' to Evict Poor People From Valuable Land
The city council argues that mass evictions are not only essential for the hosting of the games because they will also improve transportation networks, but many charge the real driving force is property development.