By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Olympics in Rio de Janeiro can be considered a success story, with the city receiving more than 1.17 million tourists during the seventeen days between the opening and closing ceremony, concluded Rio’s mayor, Eduardo Paes on Tuesday (August 23rd). Although the Games cost an estimated 43 percent more than initially budgeted, officials were quick to highlight the positive impact for the city.
“We always hear that the locals use improvisation to get things done, but during these Games they showed much more than just friendliness. They revealed . . .