The Olympics and Paralympics in Brazil: Who takes the prize?
Under the umbrella of the International Council of Sport Science and Physical Education (ICSSPE), associate professor Katia Rubio and Jens Sejer Andersen, international director of Play the Game have asked a series of insightful authors to describe the status quo for Brazilian society and Brazilian sport as the preparations of the Rio Olympics are nearing its deadline.
The contributions are published in the 70th edition of ICSSPE’s Bulletin to which Play the Game’s readers have exclusive and free access. Play the Game invites you to study the article overview and pick the articles that is of most interest to you by clicking here, hoping that you will find the reading inspiring and useful.
Play the Game and Brazil
Mega-events and Brazil at Play the Game 2013
Brazil and the various issues the country is facing with regards to the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympic Games was a theme, which was largely debated at the Play the Game 2013 conference, 28-31 October 2013 in Aarhus, Denmark.
Play the Game has gathered the material related to Brazil on these pages and invite you to take a look at the many articles, presentations, audios and videos about the subject.
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Play the Game day in Brazil
A large part of the information presented on this page was gathered in connection with Play the Game's one-day seminar in São Paulo on 24 October 2012 titled 'Mega-events and Democracy: Risks and Opportunities'.
It was an experiment that went well beyond the optimistic expectations and gathered 85 journalists, academics, sports leaders, business executives and students to the one-day seminar.
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The battle of Maracanã
The turmoil surrounding Brazil's former national stadium reflects the conflicts that characterise the country in the preparations for the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Summer Olympics.
Brazilian corruption fighters face resistance
There are so massive national interests at stake when Brazil hosts the World Cup and the Olympic Games that the government has to play an active role against the corruption that follows. But consideration of the sports movement and the autonomy of the Brazilian states set certain limitations.