Legacies or Impacts? Notes on the Rio 2016 Olympic games

Authors: Glauco Bienenstein*, Universidade Federal Fluminense
Topics: Latin America, Recreational and Sport Geography, Urban and Regional Planning
Keywords: (i) Legacy; (ii) Impacts; (iii) Sporting mega-events; (iii) 2016 Olympics; (iv) 2014 World Cup; (v) Rio de Janeiro; (vi) Brazil.
Session Type: Paper
Day: 4/10/2018
Start / End Time: 4:40 PM / 6:20 PM
Room: Galerie 1, Marriott, 2nd Floor
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The paper reflects on the implementation of mega-events - particularly the Olympics 2016 - in Rio de Janeiro, incorporating evaluation of the Olympic Games 2016 done by different social actors. The paper seeks to establish, in spite of being written in the heat of recently finalized Games, what would be the main social and spatial repercussions of this event. Henceforth, we seek to highlight not only aspects such as legacies and impacts but also possible changes in urban management, urban mobility, social and spatial structures, and political mobilization, among others.

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