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The Olympics and the Battle for Rio’s Future

This is our first 2016 Olympics edition of the Edge of Sports podcast, and it is a news making edition of the show. I am just back from Rio de Janeiro snd the show reflects this in rather dramatic fashion. I sat down face to face with the mayor of Rio Eduardo Paes for a no holds barred discussion about the Olympics, displacement, and corruption and whether Rio is ready to host the games. THEN I sit down with Rio-based activist Theresa Williamson from Catalytic Communities and Theresa does a point-by-point rebuttal to Mayor Paes. Then I have some Choice Words about the Zika virus and the removal of Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff. And lastly the Just Stand Up award to the independent journalists of

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Theresa Williamson:
Rio On Watch: |
Catalytic Communities: |
Column: Don’t Move the Olympics, Protest Them
See more videos from Dave in Brazil:

Music by Onias Comenda ‘Berimbau’
Ocupa Carnaval ‘Bandeira Branca,’ ’Mascara Negra’
Beat Box - Dj Perera 2016

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Cover photo: Tasso Marcelo (AFP)