Articles tagged “rio de janiero”

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Brazil Official Airs Security Concerns in Lead Up to Rio Olympics

Brazil Official Airs Security Concerns in Lead Up to Rio Olympics

Mauricio Savarese, Associated Press

Not many destinations get the opportunity to follow a World Cup with an Olympics, and Rio's ability to execute the former with few real kinks should give it the benefit of the doubt when it comes to performing well during the latter.

4 years ago

Rio de Janeiro Needs Olympics Money, So It’s Getting Creative With Sponsorships

Rio de Janeiro Needs Olympics Money, So It’s Getting Creative With Sponsorships

Tariq Panja, Bloomberg

Rio is smart not to be stubborn and to think creatively about making things work, even when they seem like they won't.

4 years ago

Rio Is Rushing to Complete Its New Subway in Time for the Olympics

Rio Is Rushing to Complete Its New Subway in Time for the Olympics

Juan Pablo Spinetto and Tariq Panja, Bloomberg

The one benefit of hosting the Olympics (and the World Cup for that matter) is getting money for infrastructure that stays long past all the bribe checks clear. If you don't get there, there's really no reason to waste your time with a big event.

4 years ago

Rio de Janeiro Adds More Olympic Lodging Options in Deal with Airbnb

Rio de Janeiro Adds More Olympic Lodging Options in Deal with Airbnb

Associated Press

Airbnb was a hit during the World Cup, and there's no reason to think it won't help Rio expand its inventory during the Olympics, too.

4 years ago

Rio Racing to Remake Its Waterfront Before the Olympics

Rio Racing to Remake Its Waterfront Before the Olympics

David Biller, Bloomberg

Thank goodness that cities around the world have woken up to the horrors wrought upon their landscapes by 1960s era urban planners.

5 years ago

World Cup Didn’t Help Brazil’s Economy and the Olympics Won’t Either

World Cup Didn’t Help Brazil’s Economy and the Olympics Won’t Either

Raymond Colitt, Bloomberg

Events never bring the economic benefits that boosters promise, but they can deliver benefits that are harder to measure.

5 years ago