Rio’s Olympic Legacy and Vila Autódromo

By Luke Milner, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - At the nineteenth session of the United Nations’ Human Rights Council in Geneva, Switzerland, on February 27, 2012, Carlos Arthur Nuzman, the President of the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralymic Games Organizing Committee, spoke during a panel discussion on Sport and Human Rights. Nuzman emphasized transformation through sport and spoke of the legacy of the 2016 Olympic Games as both a future aim and an on-going challenge.

The reality of creating an Olympic legacy is a familiar problem for the residents of Rio’s Vila Autódromo, a favela community . . .

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