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  • Media Watch -- No Boost for Brazilian Tourism


    Road to Brazil

    A military police helicopter flies over Complex Mare, one of the largest "slum" complexes in Rio de Janeiro. (Getty Images)
    The Wall Street Journal's Paul Kiernan says the recent resignation of Maria Silvia Bastos, president of Rio de Janeiro's Municipal Olympic Company, is the "latest concern as organizers struggle to overcome delays to key projects."

    dubs Caribbean track star Zharnel Hughes the "new Usain Bolt." Hughes could potentially compete at the 2016 Summer Olympics on Team Great Britain.

    Two-time Olympic silver medalist Lee Chong Wei tells IBN Live that the 2016 Summer Games will be his last Olympics. The Olympian discusses his main focus for this season: "winning titles at Commonwealth and Asian Games."

    Bloomberg Businessweek writers Christiana Sciaudone and Felipe Frisch say Brazilians are no longer seeing the "promised benefits" of being the host for the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Delays in transportation projects, stadium costs, and protests have "muted" the country's "tourism boom."

    Protests in Brazil against the FIFA World Cup are diminishing a potential boost in Brazilian tourism. (Getty Images)
    Wall Street Journal writer Matt Day discusses why the 2014 World Cup will "not be a game changer" for Brazil.

    Editors for The New York Times highlight ways in which the game of football has changed since Brazil first hosted the World Cup in 1950.

    Pele discusses his perspective on the road to the 2014 World Cup with Associated Press sports writer Ronald Blum. 

    Sochi Olympics

    Olympic gold medalist Sage Kotsenburg received the honor for "top male athlete" at the "Best of US Awards" on Wednesday. (Getty Images)
    The Wall Street Journal's Sarah Portlock explores how the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi "boosted imports in the United States."

    Sports Illustrated columnist S.L. Price says Russian President Vladimir Putin "turned the Sochi Winter Olympic Games into another power play."

    ESPN feature Olympic gold medalist Sage Kotsenburg who "walked off Wednesday with honors for top male athlete" at the U.S. Olympic Committee's inaugural "Best of US Awards."

    Tokyo 2020

    The AP reports that the IOC inspectors are "impressed with preparations" for the 2020 Summer Olympics, following their first meeting with Tokyo 2020 organizers.  

    Sports Features Communications writer Chad Wise discusses ways in which the Tokyo Metro Co. is "ramping up" for the 2020 Summer Olympic Games.

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