2016 Olympics in Rio: yet another unsustainable spectacle

Here is an alarming take on the forthcoming Olympics in Rio, one not reflected in the passive mainstream media who largely just recycle sports celebrity tiittle tattle plus the odd ‘scare story’, not followed through, then reassurances that all is for the best:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qPcx-NGZJX4

See also:

http://www.bmartin.cc/pubs/00sa2.html
http://www.socresonline.org.uk/13/6/reviews/harris.html
https://www.theguardian.com/…/circus-maximus-andrew-zimbali…

Also of great relevance: Barbaric Sport: A Global Plague by Marc Perelman (Verso, 2014).

The 2012 London Olympics were much hyped, including Danny Boyle’s opening ceremony. It is worth taking a more sober look eg

http://www.gamesmonitor.org.uk/node/333

https://corporatewatch.org/news/2012/jul/26/real-environmental-impacts-holding-olympics-east-london

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2013/jul/21/london-2012-olympics-architecture-legacy

Why the Olympics Aren’t Good for Us

http://www.lrb.co.uk/v30/n12/iain-sinclair/the-olympics-scam

Talk about less bread and unsustainable circus spectacles!

Ten thousand five hundred athletes from around the world are headed to Rio de Janeiro for the 2016…
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