Protests in Rio will persist

100 days of protests and Rio still ins’t satisfied

100 days of protest

 

Search: Globo.com: protestos olimpíadas (Brazil protests olympic)
Period: until 04/10
Source: G1
Date: 07/09
Date of access: 04/10

 

Explains how protests started and why its been correlated with the World Cup and Olympic Games, shows the changes the Government has made because of the protests and what problems are still unanswered.

IOC has doubts about Rio 2016

IOC questions Rio 2016 Committee 

COI questions Rio2016

 

Search: Globo.com: protestos olimpíadas (Brazil protests olympic)
Period: until 04/10
Source: O Globo
Date: 08/09
Date of access: 04/10

 

IOC questions Brazilian Olympic Committee about the reason of current protests, the transport and construction situation, and other possible problems to solve before the Olympic games.

 

Bach worries with protests

Thomas Bach is worried with protests

Bach is worried with protests

 

Search: Globo.com: protestos olimpíadas (Brazil protests olympic)
Period: until 04/10
Source: Globo Esporte
Date: 09/09
Date of access: 04/10

 

Thomas Bach says is worried about protests and believes a better and clearer communication with local population is necessary.

Interview to Brazilian Paralympic Committee President

Interview to BPC President: Andrew Parsons

 Interview to Andrew Parsons

 

Search: Globo.com: protestos olimpíadas (Brazil protests olympic)
Period: until 01/10
Source: O Globo
Date: 14/09
Date of access: 01/10

Interview to Brazilian Paralympic Committee President, Andrew Parsons, regarding many different topics about the Olympic Games; including protests, Bach, constructions delays, communication.

 

COL believes in no protests during the mega-events

COL isn’t worried about protests

COL isn't worried with protests

Search: Globo.com: protestos olimpíadas (Brazil protests olympic)
Period: until 01/10
Source: Época Negócios
Date: 25/09
Date of access: 01/10

Ricardo Trade, local committee executive director, believes the protests occurred in June and July were targeted against the politicians, not against the World Cup and the Olympic Games.

Backlash against protests

Backlash grows against Brazilian protests after riots

Backlash against protesters

 

Search: Reuters US: Brazil protests olympic
Period: until 23/09
Source: Reuters US edition
Date: 21/06
Date of access: 23/09

 

Over the first weeks of June Brazilians, frustrated by a range of problems from corruption to poor public transport, responded to calls on social media and took part in the country’s biggest demonstrations in 20 years. The peaceful, even celebratory atmosphere that had attracted many university students and even their parents to demonstrations over the past week took a big and possibly lasting hit on Thursday night (20/06). Two people died as a result of the protests, local media reported, including one death caused by a car plowing into a crowd.  More than 60 were injured in Rio de Janeiro alone.

Questions over Brazil sporting mega-events

Analysis – Soccer – Brazil riots raise questions over sporting mega-events

Analysis on Brazil sporting mega-events

 

Search: Reuters US: Brazil protests olympic
Period: until 19/09
Source: Reuters US edition
Date: 25/06
Date of access: 19/09

Analyses the grievances of brazilian protesters, such as the contrast between shiny new stadiums and shambolic state of public services including health, education and transport. They are also angry that Brazil has broken a promise not to spend public money on stadiums, building work fell behind schedule and the state and federal governments had to come to the rescue.

With the global economic downturn of recent years, it made possible to realize that sporting mega-events have spiralled out of control. For instance, Switzerland backed down from bidding for the 2022 Winter Olympics after residents of the proposed host cantons voted against it in a referendum, and UEFA made a radical move after it received only three bids to host the 24-team European championship in 2020, instead deciding to stage the contest in 13 cities around the continent, each hosting three or four games.

FIFA and the World Cup has become embroiled in a geo-political debate.