When a country is selected to host the Olympics, they prepare years in advance for the games. Many times new stadiums, housing complexes, and training facilities are built yet the games will only last a few weeks. Billions of dollars are poured into assembling all the necessary components for this giant event but many people argue that all the money being spent on this event could be used to better the nation. For example, when the Olympics were held in Athens, facilities were built from the ground up and looked amazing while in use. However, after the games ended, the venues were hardly used and were just a burden to the country. As a result, countless Greek citizens criticized the government for their poor use of money. To add insult to injury, the money gained from the games did not equal or surpass the money spent, resulting in more criticism from various people. Same situation with Brazil, many areas inside of this country are populated, poor, and rundown but the national government still decided to host the games. Billions of dollars were spent to ready the country instead of actually helping improve it for
Brazilians welcomed the long-awaited decision of making Rio de Janeiro the host of the 2016 Olympic Games with tremendous excitement. Although Rio’s fantastic natural beauty added to its attraction in hosting the games, its alarming rates of public health and security issues immediately triggered worldwide criticism. This makes the stakes very high when hosting the Olympic Games.
In 2016, the Olympics will be held in Rio De Janeiro. When choosing the next country to host the Olympics, Rio had one of the biggest advantages. The Olympic Games had never been held in South America. Additionally, the International Olympic Committee understood what the power of transformation of these games would mean to Rio, Brazil and South America. To the Olympic and Paralympic Movements, this decision represented the opening of a new and promising frontier, and the possibility of inspiring 65 million youths under 18 years of age in Brazil and 180 in the whole continent.
The easiest way the Zika virus can be transmitted is by being bitten by a mosquito carrying the virus. Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus are the two mosquitoes that generally carry dengue virus and chikunguya as well as the Zika virus carry the Zika virus (“Destination News – Asia”). With the rise people infected with the Zika virus, these two mosquitos are expected to expand to other countries (see figure
In the 2016 Rio Olympics, 3.6 billion people watched at least one moment of the sixteen day event. (Appelbaum) That is incredible to think about but it is also stunning to dig deeper than to just hear the positive numbers that they broadcast on the news. Does the Olympics make a positive impact in the world? With the debt that the host cities encounter after the games are over, The International Olympic Committee (IOC) struggles to choose an economically stable city, and the horrific aftermath of the Olympics in the host city, the Olympics should have a rotation process between five different host cities or the Olympics should be eliminated.
This article was about Rio’s readiness and ability to host the Olympics. Brazil has issues with the Zika virus, water pollution, street crime, and many other complications. Even Michael Phelps says he will pay to have a private security firm protect his family.
Well before the Zika pandemic started in Brazil a year ago, Olympics coordinators knew they would confront a test in keeping the roughly 16,000 competitors and 600,000 guests to Rio de Janiero healthy.Olympic coordinators and Brazil officials realize that up to half of all voyagers participate in casual sex, which can likewise transmit Zika in the event that they don't utilize condoms. Athletes and visitors can likewise spread Zika to sexual accomplices back home, or to local mosquitoes who will transmit it locally.Brazil is propelling a titanic push to treat Rio for mosquitoes carrying the Zika virus. People have approached Brazil and the Global Olympic Board of Trustees to cancel the current year's games.The U.S. Olympic advisory group obviously
The Zika virus is a deadly disease that is transmitted through mosquitoes, once the mosquito bites someone, it automatically injects the disease in the person’s blood. The Zika virus has been around since 1947, it was first discovered in a forest called Zika in Uganda. Over the years, the Zika virus poses a severe threat on million people who are polluted with the Zika virus in Brazil. In addition, The CDC confirmed that the United States has more than 50 cases of people who are contaminated with the Zika virus. These people are United States’ travelers who travel to Latin America and the Caribbean. Welch said, in one of these cases, there is a person who transmits the Zika virus to his/her partner through sexual intercourse. As a result, scientists advise people to abstain from sexual activities when the Zika symptom appears. It is also advised that pregnant should abstain from sex during this time. They can resume to their normal activities after all examinations are concluded. Honduras, Venezuela, Colombia, Mexico,
The Zika virus has recently arrived in the United States. Spread by the Aedes species of mosquitoes, this virus can cause birth defects in pregnant women. The mosquito that spreads the virus bites aggressively in the daytime, so individuals are at risk at any time of the day. Once infected, individuals may develop flu-like symptoms and can pass the virus on to someone else.
The Summer 2016 Olympics is being held in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. This is the first time Brazil is hosting the Olympics and in general, the first country in South America to ever have hosted the Summer Olympics. While this may be rather progressive, it is also high risk due to the Zika pandemic that is currently attacking Brazil and 63 other countries in the world. (cite: WHO) With
Also, the Olympics gives the hosting country to show the world it's beauty. Generally, after the Olympics the host country sees a spike in tourism. Brazil's reputation thus far won't have people booking trips there in masses. That's very sad considering how beautiful the country truly
In the article “ROI for Rio? Economists question wisdom of hosting Olympics”, Craig Dale (2016) discusses about the economic problem of Rio Olympic Games, the history and malpractice of the Olympic Games and the benefits of the Olympic Games for hosting countries. First, the author described that the economy of Brazil was positive and developing well when Rio won the right to host the 2016 Summer Olympic Games. However, now Brazil suffered terrible recession and the government is facing an impeachment trial. Rio does not have enough money to host this game. Second, the author explored the history and malpractice of the Olympic Games. Countries spent more and more money and always spent more than they planned to host the Olympic Games. In the
To prevent transmission of the virus you should use mosquito repellant, mosquito nets, wear long sleeved shirts, and pants. Mosquito bites is how the virus is transmitted from person to person(World Health Organization Director-general, Feb. 1, 2016). Zika can also be spread by sexual transmission, so always use protection with any partner(Martinez, Michael, Feb. 20, 2016. CNN). Limiting travel to known affected countries can also be a great way to prevent getting the virus. Zika is transmitted in one of the most common ways, mosquitos which can transmit any virus
Brazil won the bid to host the 2016 summer Olympics games in October 2009 the nation felt proud, but it comes with huge price tag and responsibilities even though they once hosted FIFA World Cup in 2014. Brazil believes and hopes after the Olympics citizens will benefit from the project. The Rio 2016 Olympics have been a media controversy since last year. The world is waiting to see what happens in Rio the most current significant event starting on August 5th, 2016 with the countdown all over the media. Two days left from today August 3rd, 2016 and due to continuous obstacles in construction delays and uncompleted facilities, it becomes headlines in the press.
Zika virus (Zika) is spread to people through mosquito bites. Symptoms include fever, rash, joint pain and red eyes. The illness is usually mild, with about one in five people infected developing symptoms. Recently, Zika virus infections in pregnant women have been linked to infants born with birth defects. Zika virus has also been linked to Guillain-Barré syndrome, a disorder in which your body's immune system attacks your nerves.