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.

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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.

Costly World Cup and protests

Brazilian Congress to investigate ballooning World Cup costs

Brazilian Congress to investigate ballooning World Cup costs

Search: Reuters US: Brazil protests olympic
Period: until 19/09
Source: Reuters US edition
Date: 17/07
Date of access: 19/09

Refers to brazilians protests against the excess money spent on World Cup and other mega events  when its needed for public services.