Two Decades, Two Worlds – A Look Into the 1996 and 2016 Olympic Games

The 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta was not only an unforgettable spectacle but to the surprise of many nonbelievers the Centennial Games held in Georgia proved to also be a financial hit. Despite initial concern from many media outlets and different nations around the world, Atlanta delivered a respected and prosperous games that left no white elephants to plague the city’s future. Now that the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio De Janeiro is only a few months away, all eyes are set on the Brazilian city as they stride to finish preparations in time for when the games start in August 5th. Deadlines, along with many other issues such as the impeachment against their president, a mosquito transmitted disease that bloomed out of nowhere and the issues of poverty and displaced that doom Rio in the midst of seven years preparing to stage the one of the world’s greatest events.

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Fabricio Costa

Aspiring sports writer with a insurmountable passion for soccer and music.