Will the Rio Olympics live up to the London Olympics?

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We all remember what a massive event that the Olympics was, for London and the rest of the UK, but will Rio be able to live up to it?

A lot of the news surrounding Rio has been negative; the Zika virus, emergency services not being paid etc. But will that be their legacy? After a ultimately successful and enjoyable World Cup in 2014, it would be shame if it was.
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If the current situation is anything to go by, I suspect there's more negative news to come out of Rio... Maybe even a terrorist attack given that it seems to be such an easy target with the police not being paid... I mean, what motivation do they have to do their job if they aren't being paid?

It's a disaster waiting to happen imo.
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(Original post by TheMcSame)
If the current situation is anything to go by, I suspect there's more negative news to come out of Rio... Maybe even a terrorist attack given that it seems to be such an easy target given that the police aren't paid... I mean, what motivation do they have to do their job if they aren't being paid?

It's a disaster waiting to happen imo.
Yeah exactly - there was a picture of a load of off-duty cops holding a sign to incoming tourists at the airport reading 'Welcome to Hell'

Do you think there should be a more rigorous process to whether a country can hold the Olympics?

It is a shame though because I bet the opening ceremony will be amazing! Brazil know how to party :dance:
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I haven't heard anything about the Olympics in Brazil...it will not live up to London I think. I highly doubt it! Isn't it meant to start in a week or two?
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I haven't heard anything about the Olympics in Brazil...it will not live up to London I think. I highly doubt it! Isn't it meant to start in a week or two?
Yes it starts on the 5th of August! I think its taken a bit of step back as there has been so much bad stuff appearing in the news recently - plus anything involved with it has been controversial, e.g. the doping scandal surrounding Russia
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To us (Brits); no.

To pretty much everyone else around the world (except the Russians...); yes.
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Every major sporting event has problems and scare stories before hand but there may have been one too many for Rio to come back from. I think it will have to take some amazing performances in the actual sporting arena to provide a more positive legacy.

The IOC will also face a PR nightmare when a Russian medal winner tests positive.
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I see no reason why not, they all have their ups and downs. Their own calamaties and successes which we can laugh or cry at.
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