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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,…

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Olympic Games 2016: how Rio missed the gold medal for human rights

Olympic Games 2016: how Rio missed the gold medal for human rights | Sport | The GuardianFor Amnesty, Brazil the first Olympics in South America are already a bitter disappointment in terms of the promises made when Rio won the…

02/08/2016 /

World’s media hear our IOC human rights recommendations

The world’s media gathered in Rio today to hear the Sports and Rights Alliance outline their recommendations to the IOC to prevent breaches of human rights at future Olympic Games. Since Rio was awarded the Olympics seven years ago, more…

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The human cost of staging Rio 2016 Olympics is a dark story

The human cost of staging Rio 2016 Olympics is a dark story | Olympics | Sport | London Evening StandardThe dates are etched on the minds of two Rio de Janeiro residents for very different reasons. For one, it was…

02/08/2016 /

IOC in talks over human rights recommendations

The International Olympic Committee are in discussions with a coalition of leading sport and human rights groups about how the human rights abuses perpetrated in the build-up to the Rio Olympics can be prevented in future. Earlier this summer the…

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