World Sporting Events Are Much More than Just Games Essay

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World Sporting Events are Much More Than Just Games The cries of mistreated people in the favelas of Brazil are heard, but not helped. According to the IOC (International Olympic Committee), the preparations made by Brazil for the World Cup and Olympics have been “the worst” they have ever seen. Brazil has reportedly dropped 14 billion on the World Cup alone, the money spent on the World Cup has gone to stadiums and and all aid for the event. This emmense spending to people being evicted due to needed space for the events and activities, given low pay because the economy can no longer support the money being spent, living in terrible conditions due to the government cutting off all aid and support to its people. All these events combined …show more content…
World Sporting Events are Much More Than Just Games The cries of mistreated people in the favelas of Brazil are heard, but not helped. According to the IOC (International Olympic Committee), the preparations made by Brazil for the World Cup and Olympics have been “the worst” they have ever seen. Brazil has reportedly dropped 14 billion on the World Cup alone, the money spent on the World Cup has gone to stadiums and and all aid for the event. This emmense spending to people being evicted due to needed space for the events and activities, given low pay because the economy can no longer support the money being spent, living in terrible conditions due to the government cutting off all aid and support to its people. All these events combined has resulted in the revolting of Brazilians. All these add up to the worst of them all, innocent people left dead in the streets of Rio. The main question to all of this is why is this happening? The main problem is, they have not yet found an answer. Over the past 25 years prior to the world cup preparations, the US Department of State has deemed Rio de Janeiro as “critical” when it comes to crime rates and death rates. Nearly 20,000 families have been forcibly relocated from homes near stadium sites, with little or no compensation, while an estimated 38 "pacification units" and 9,000 police officers currently occupy 174 favelas, home to 600,000 people. According to the webster-miriam dictionary online, a favela is a settlement of
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