July 11, 2016

Are the Olympics Broken Beyond Repair?

Dave Zirin looks at the state of the Games, and it's not pretty.

Elliot Magruder

In this day and age, the phrase "Welcome to Hell" can be aptly deployed in a variety of situations. But in recent weeks, it's become the particular mantra of police and other first responders in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil who have taken to greeting visitors arriving at the airport with this message as a result of pay cuts and budget deficits they feel make it impossible to secure the area in the run up to the Olympics, which start on August 5th. For Olympic organizers, perhaps the saving grace could be that the message does indirectly invoke the motto of the Rio Games: "A New World."

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