1st Edition

Evaluating the Local Impacts of the Rio Olympics

Edited By Marcelo Neri Copyright 2021
    318 Pages 48 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    318 Pages 48 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    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.



    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


    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.