100 days of protests and Rio still ins’t satisfied
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.
Backlash grows against Brazilian protests after riots
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.
Analysis – Soccer – Brazil riots raise questions over 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.