Rio organisers will be desperately hoping that Jamaican sprint sensation Usain Bolt and other big names at the Games like Mo Farah will be able to rescue the early perception of the Games as a failure. Photo: Reuters

After a calamitous run-up, Brazil hopes the start of competition can brighten sour atmosphere around Rio Games

Much of the talk in the lead up to the Games has been apocalyptic in tone. Now that the Games are set to truly begin, organisers hope a wave of optimism will accentuate the positives

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Rio organisers will be desperately hoping that Jamaican sprint sensation Usain Bolt and other big names at the Games like Mo Farah will be able to rescue the early perception of the Games as a failure. Photo: Reuters
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