Experts warn of dire Olympic legacy for Rio’s children

Experts warn of dire Olympic legacy for Rio’s children

Two experts have issued urgent warnings about the impact of the Olympic Games on Rio’s most vulnerable children. Researchers Dr Andrea Rodriguez and Professor Lorraine van Blerk recently published this report which found that the FIFA World Cup in 2014 led to an...
Boykoff sees hope amidst Rio’s Olympic gloom

Boykoff sees hope amidst Rio’s Olympic gloom

If there is one ray of hope amidst Rio’s suffering in the build-up to the Olympic Games, it is the wider global awareness of the savage effects Mega Sporting Events can have on host populations. The stories of forced evictions, police violence and exploitation...