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1st Edition

Evaluating the Local Impacts of the Rio Olympics

Edited By

Marcelo Neri

ISBN 9780367491727
Published July 6, 2020 by Routledge
318 Pages 48 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This book evaluates the local impacts and legacies of the Olympics in Rio by comparing Rio2016 with other Olympic experiences and evaluating the ways in which the Games served the city.

The 2016 Rio Olympic Games took place in a scenario of enormous economic challenges and persistent inequalities. In contrast to all previous Olympic experiences, Brazil faced its worst economic recession ever recorded during the preparation phase for the Games. In addition to the national crisis, falling oil prices and corruption scandals fuelled the State of Rio’s economic downfall. This book specifically assesses the relative social performance of Rio’s city population with respect to control groups; covers traditional aspects of the Games' legacy such as tourism, infrastructure and sports practice; includes ordinary day-by-day aspects of the city’s life, such as education, employment and housing; and scrutinizes critical areas such as urban mobility, gentrification and Guanabara Bay’s pollution.

This thorough analysis offers readers further understanding on assessing the impacts and legacies of the Olympic experience. It will be of great interest to upper-level students and academics of tourism, hospitality and events management.

Table of Contents



Part I: Setting the Olympic Stage: Global and Local Perspectives

  1. Participation Legacy and the Olympic and Paralympic Games
  2. Ian Brittain

  3. An Urbanistic View of Rio2016: Aspiration, Planning and Legacy
  4. Roberto Ainbinder

  5. Population’s Perceptions of the Games
  6. Viviane Bittencourt, Aloisio Campelo and Marcelo Neri

    Part II: Broad View of Impacts

  7. Olympic Social Changes: Local Transformations before and after Rio2016
  8. Marcelo Neri, Samanta Monte and Manuel Osorio

  9. Population´s Perceptions on Public Policies
  10. Marcelo Neri, Aloisio Campelo and Viviane Bittencourt

  11. Fiscal Impact of the Rio Olympics
  12. Marcelo Neri and Manuel Osorio

  13. Employment and Wages Evolution of the core Olympics Economic Sectors Marcelo Neri, Manuel Osorio and Luisa Melo
  14. Changing Consumption Patterns? Sports Practice, Tourism and Recreation
  15. Marcelo Neri, Luisa Melo and Manuel Osorio

    Part III: Evaluating Sectoral Legacies

  16. Paralympic City? Assessing Employment Quotas and Disabilities
  17. Marcelo Neri

  18. Transport Legacy of Mega-Events and Inequalities in Access to Opportunities in Rio de Janeiro
  19. Rafael Pereira

  20. Population’s Perceptions on Urban Mobility Impacts
  21. Aloisio Campelo, Viviane Bittencourt and Marcelo Neri

  22. Legacy of the Olympic Games for the Guanabara Bay
  23. Emanuel Alencar

  24. Rio Slums Removal: What is the Olympic Urban Legacy?
  25. Lucas Faulhaber

    Part IV: Post-Rio2016 Challenges: Olympic Legacy Management

  26. Evidencing the Impacts of the Olympic Games - The View from London 2012
  27. Allan Brimicombe and Yang Li

  28. Exchanges of Experiences during the Olympic Cycle

    Marcelo Neri and Manuel Osorio
  29. Past and Future of Rio City and Main Conclusions on the Games' Impact
  30. Marcelo Neri, Marcos Hecksher and Manuel Osorio

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Marcelo Neri is the director of the Fundaçäo Getulio Vargas (FGV) Social at the Getulio Vargas Foundation. He is the former president of IPEA and minister of Strategic Affairs in Brazil.