Opinion, by Sam Watt
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – This week the President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) is in Rio de Janeiro promoting the Olympic legacy. As it stands, this legacy merits re-evaluation, not promotion.
The 2016 Rio Olympics are special for a number of reasons. Not only are they the first Olympic Games ever to grace the shores of South America, but they arrived at these shores by a different route than most. A distinguishing feature of Rio’s 2016 bid was a clear mandate for “social change;” one that “supports and accelerates long-term development strategies . . .