Rio De Janeiro in Brazil is now expecting its historic hosting of 2016 Olympics. Brazil was chosen via a unanimous decision by the Olympic Committee who voted for a new venue to host the most important sporting event in the world. Cities around Brazil is expected to accommodate professional athletes from around the world to compete against other athletes to win a medal for their countries in this month. Brazil is set to show the world that they can host one of the biggest events in sporting history.
The Brazilian government allocated billions of dollars worth of funding to construct facilities needed to accommodate athletes from around the world. Brazilian's transportation, communications, budget, economic, tourism, environmental, health, public works department teamed up with private sectors to make Olympics hosting successful this August. Government agencies coordinated with each other to build several bridges, railways, roads, structures, sporting venues, and other sporting facilities to ensure that the event becomes one of the most successful in Brazil's history.
|Rio Olympics starts on August 6, 2016|
As a country in crisis, Brazil is hopeful that their hosting of the Olympics this August will be the answer to their economic problems. Numerous businesses have already pledged their business operations in various parts of the country to cater tourists and athletes who will be flocking the area to compete. There will be an intermittent rise with tourist arrivals that can contribute to the ailing economy in Brazil. This will boost more jobs and business ventures that will help regain the country's economic woes during the course of the Olympics.
However, there are problems that are now pressuring the Brazilian government this upcoming Olympics. Several infrastructures are still ongoing, fearing to fail serving tourists, residents, and athletes whenever they attend a certain sporting event. Brazil is having a triple time, trying to complete every project so that all facilities are operational before Olympics will start. Critics are doubtful about the efforts of the country's project managers due to their lack of immediate response to the problems affecting their hosting capability.
6 Shocking problems affecting the 2016 Rio Olympics this August
1. Zika Virus Epidemic: Brazil has the highest number of cases impacted by the Zika virus across the country. The epidemic is a transmittable disease caused by a mosquito vector. Whenever it affects the human host, there is a significant health risk and threats to the nervous system. Zika virus produces a serious complication to the growing fetus inside a pregnant mother's uterus where it can cause microcephaly or shrunken head syndrome for newborn babies. Athletes and tourists fear that they might carry the virus and spread it in their hometown.
2. Failure of completing several Olympic facilities: Rio de Janeiro is not the only place where construction of infrastructure is still ongoing. There are other places across the country that is now being pressured to complete these infrastructures just days before the Olympic starts. Due to country's economic dilemma, lack of funding to various facilities made a construction in a very slow pace. The country is now facing another problem on how to finish all facilities on time before the Olympic starts this August.
3. Inconvenient accommodation facilities: Athletes from all over the world who already arrived early to the Rio city reported numerous complaints. Plumbing facilities in toilets and sinks were not properly constructed. There were reports of live wires in some rooms, risking the health and the safety of athletes. Lights were not properly installed and some rooms have no electricity, prompting the managers and athletes to proceed to hotels for better and safe accommodation.
4. Dirty sewerage facilities: There are some water sports that are risking the health of athletes who will be competing in Rio. Dirty sewerage outlets are contaminating the waters that can be at risk for several respiratory, skin, and gastrointestinal problems for the athletes. The sewerage where waste materials are dumped mixes with the clean water where it can produce dangerous bacteria, virus, and parasites that can harm any individual who will be exposed to these substances.
5. Rish of Heinous crimes: Brazil has one of the highest incidences of criminal activities, especially in urban areas where there are more concentrated communities living within the poverty line. There are athletes who reported to the authorities regarding lost phones, gadgets, money, and other valuable items inside their rooms. Athletes and the management team of a certain country that will stay at Rio city are warned for any possible similar incidents that might happen beyond their control over their safety and items.
6. Air quality problems: Urban centers across Brazil are experiencing low-quality air pollution. International environmentalists are concerned that the air pollution can cause a significant risk to the health of tourists and athletes in key cities of Brazil. Pollutions are caused by numerous factories emitting smokes across the cities of Brazil, making the air risky for any human being to breath. This is in addition to the smoke belched by vehicles, household emissions, and smoking cigarettes.
*Language barrier: Locals across Brazil speaks Portuguese, which is their national dialect. Other locals speak Spanish, which can be a difficult challenge for tourists and athletes coming from Asia, Africa, and some European areas. Communication is a problem for most athletes competing in Brazil because they will be having a hard time translating their ideas before they will engage with locals in various areas of the country.