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Brazil: in crisis and recession after the Olympics

BBVA Research | After providing a grand finale to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, the first ever to be held in Latin America, Brazil is now back to reality: a political crisis which is the prelude to the definitive removal from office of President Dilma Rousseff and an economic crisis which has pushed the country into recession.



Farewell Medal Mania, Hello Sports Reform

Hu Shuli via Caixin | Chinese sports fans following the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro have noticed something different about the latest generation of Olympians representing their country. Today’s young athletes are a lot less inclined to cry if they fail to win a gold medal. It’s a whole new ball game: China has replaced a form of gold-medal worship with true appreciation for athletic endeavors and achievement.

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What is the economic impact of the Rio Olympic Games?

CaixaBank | Everything is ready for the inauguration of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro on Friday. This is the most important global sporting event and Brazil is the first South American country ever to have hosted the games. But what will the economic impact be for the country which is in recession?