An aerial view of Maracana Stadium, which was used for the opening and closing ceremonies of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, shows that the turf is dry, worn and filled with ruts and holes in January 2017. Photo: Reuters
Patrick Blennerhassett
Opinion

Opinion

Patrick Blennerhassett

The cost-benefit analysis of hosting a Fifa World Cup or Olympics: Rio’s warning to China is to do so at your peril

  • Brazil set bar for new low, hosting World Cup and Olympics amid recession
  • Cities and countries backing out from bids as public gets wise to cost-benefit analysis

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An aerial view of Maracana Stadium, which was used for the opening and closing ceremonies of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, shows that the turf is dry, worn and filled with ruts and holes in January 2017. Photo: Reuters
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