‘What could have been’ for Rio Olympics: Rio Olympics 2018 – The key stories
Posted On August 8, 2021
Rio, Brazil, October 6, 2018 – What would have happened if there was an Olympic Games in Brazil?
There is no doubt about that.
The country, in its early stages of development, is an ideal venue to host an international sporting event.
But it’s still early days for the country, which still has many questions about its bid for a second Olympic Games.
“There’s no guarantee that the government of Rio de Janeiro will have a clear vision for the future of Rio,” said Maria Maria Vila, co-founder of the Rio Sport Foundation.
According to Sergio Moraes, a Rio sportswriter, “We have to be patient and wait for the government to develop a vision of the future.
If they don’t, we will need to wait for a better moment.”
While there are a lot of questions surrounding the bid, the country is a prime candidate to host the 2022 Winter Olympics.
Brazil’s Olympic bid has been one of the key issues for a number of months now, after the US withdrew from the race in late February.
At the time, US President Donald Trump said that the US would not be bidding on the games, which would be the first time in the history of the Olympics that the country did not participate.
A few weeks later, US Olympic Committee President Michael Feuer said that he did not believe the US could be competitive at an international level.
This week, US Vice President Mike Pence visited Brazil to hold a summit of the Americas and to deliver a speech that touched on the Olympics and the future that could be in the future for Rio.
While the US has had strong backing for its bid, there are other countries who have voiced concerns.
Australia and Russia both withdrew from competing in Rio, but they still have a stake in the games and the 2020 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janiero.
Meanwhile, the US, Brazil’s two other neighbours, have both expressed reservations.
China, the host country of the 2020 Olympics, has repeatedly expressed concerns over the Olympic movement and the possibility of an international conflict, and has already sent an envoy to the Rio Games.
Brazil’s president, Dilma Rousseff, has also said that she will not attend the Games.
In response to those issues, the International Olympic Committee has already made several statements.
Its chief executive, Thomas Bach, has said that “there is no question of any military involvement in the Games, but there are concerns that there may be some sort of international conflict in Rio”.
“The IOC has stated that it will not allow a potential conflict to escalate into a potential military conflict,” Bach added.
Despite this, there is still the possibility that the Rio Olympics could take place in other venues, which could affect the future bids.
In March, the IOC announced that it had accepted bids from Mexico, China and Canada to host one of their Olympic Games, and said that it would be open to other countries.
However, there has been some debate about the best location to host such an event, as it could lead to conflict in the host nation, especially if the host city has a history of violent clashes with its neighbours.
Many other countries have expressed concerns about the future and the political and economic impact of hosting the Olympics in Brazil.
For example, in August 2018, the United Nations’ World Health Organization (WHO) issued a report on the Rio 2016 Games, which was based on a review of the country’s response to the outbreak.
WHO concluded that Rio de janeiro had been “at the heart of a dangerous pandemic” that “had caused widespread epidemics and outbreaks of coronavirus, a major health threat for Brazil”.
According the WHO report, the situation in Rio was so dire that the WHO had asked the government “to prepare a comprehensive, integrated plan for the recovery and reconstruction of the city”.
“In particular, it requested that all health and medical workers in Rio be allowed to return to their work,” the report said.
On the other hand, a study by the Pew Research Centre released in April 2018 said that while Brazil’s government “has consistently made efforts to improve its public health system, it still has not significantly improved access to quality healthcare”.
This meant that “Brazil’s public health systems are not well equipped to cope with the massive number of cases, and it is likely that some infections may continue to occur in the coming months”.
However Brazil is still one of South America’s most popular tourist destinations, and is expected to become the fifth largest economy in the world in 2021.
If the bid does not go ahead, Brazil could face major economic and social challenges in the years to come.
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