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Studio interview: What do Games mean for Brazil?


08-06-2016 10:30 BJT

Full coverage: 2016 Rio Olympics

For more, we are joined live in the studio by Keila Candido. She is a Foreign Specialist at the Portuguese Department of Xinhua News Agency. Welcome to our program, Keila.

Q1: What does the Rio Olympics mean for Brazil?

Q2: There's been some indifference towards the hosting of this Games in Brazil. Some citizens oppose it, saying the money could be better spent elsewhere. But what seems to be the general opinion?

Q3: Meanwhile, Brazil is in the midst of a political crisis of sorts, and an economic slowdown. Are they impacting on the staging of the Games at all?

Q4: Before the Olympics, some media expressed concerns over the infrastructure in Rio. Why were there construction delays?

Q5: Security is another concern. There have been reports of athletes or tourists being robbed in recent days. Is Rio safe enough for the Olympics?

Q6: This is the first time for a South American country to host an Olympic Games. How will this year's event differ from previous ones?

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