Hosting 2016 Olympics reversed Rio de Janeiro’s prior social decline – book

According to the book "Evaluating the Local Impacts of the Rio Olympics," launched by FGV to coincide with the Tokyo Olympics, the per capita income of Rio residents jumped by 30.3 % between 2008 and 2016, while that of Brazil in general only rose by 19.6 %.

By  Carlos A. Moreno, EFE

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Organizing the 2016 Olympic Games allowed Rio de Janeiro to reverse the trend of decline in its social indicators and improve the income of its population, according to a recently launched book, whose authors believe it is risky for another Latin American city to try to emulate the Brazilian city.

"The research we did establishes that in the period of preparation for the Olympic Games there was a favorable reversal in most social and economic indicators, compared to the previous period when Rio de Janeiro suffered a marked decline," said in . . .

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