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Rio is stuck with big bills and vacant venues after Olympics

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By STEPHEN WADE

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I know it's a drop in the bucket but can't they relocate college and pro soccer teams to the Maracana Stadium?

Have concerts and events there at reasonable/reduced rent so it's being used rather than staying vacant?

Make it priority to use all these venues for anything and everything.

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Rerunning old stories, what a savings for Japan Today! Previous versions from Montreal, Athens, etc,etc. Just change the name of the city and the venues. Good luck to Tokyo!

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Given the miserable poverty that most Brazilians live in this is just disgraceful

https://www.theguardian.com/sport/gallery/2017/feb/10/rios-olympic-venues-six-months-on-in-pictures

How much money did the IOC take out of the country, spirited away to bank accounts in Switzerland?

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This is nothing new and just history repeating itself.

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Rio Olympics was one big WHITE ELEPHANT

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If rio lost so much for a developing country, imagine how much Japan will lose? Or, in another way, think about how much money the Amakudari crew of Tokyo will profit.

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Tokyo used and reused their Olympic venues from the '64 Olympics.

In fact they were still using the Olympic gymnasium until they tore it down a couple of years ago.

Since they're building right in the middle of a huge metropolis with a big demand for sports facilities, they shouldn't have these white elephant project problems.

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Agree with speed. Japanese people have disposable income. We won't have the same problems that a summer games would bring to a poor country. I said summer not winter games because I heard stories about the Nagano games being a big white elephant.

It's a noble idea to try to bring the World Cup and the Olympics to all counties, but don't do it if it's going to bankrupt them.

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