Thursday, February 16, 2017

Legacy of the Rio Olympics: Deserted, crumbling buildings and broken promises

Legacy of Rio Olympics So FarIs Series of Unkept Promises.  (The New York Times, 2/15/2017)
In the preparations for the Games, the city of Rio promised “no white elephants” and outlined plans for facilities to be turned into public sporting areas and schools. The arena that hosted taekwondo and fencing was to be transformed into a school. Two other arenas were to be taken apart, and one put back together as four schools in another area. None of that has happened.

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