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  1. 22 medals. 4 gold. 20th by medal value but 10th by medal totals. Not bad for a country where winter sports are more popular than summer sports. Not bad at all. I´m glad Canada made a good appearance in Rio 2016. Really.
  2. That´s one is easy. The Games were enjoyable, although some serious organization issues. Athletes made history and saved Rio 2016.
  3. Great memories of the Toronto 2015 Pan American Games..... http://www.gettyimages.com/photos/pan-american-games-2015?excludenudity=true&family=editorial&mediatype=photography&page=3&phrase=pan american games 2015&sort=mostpopular I planned to be in Toronto at that time but I couldn´t due to vacation re-schedule, but I watched lots and lots of Tv and online coverage. It was an excellent event. Some friends had the opportunity to go and praised both the city and the Games. Toronto and its people proved that they´re able to handle any big event with class. I´m
  4. Having good memories of Vancouver 1999, I feel excited about what Toronto is doing for the Next PamAm games. Hope they do it great !
  5. Most companies are focusing on the World Cup right now. After all, historically, football always attract more TV audience in Brazil than any Olympic events and big media conglomerates are tossing it everywhere. I believe Rio Games will be a success of tickets sales (as was the PanAms on 2007) but won´t have nearly the same impact on Tv audiences as the World Cup
  6. ^ This is the point. And many brazilians believed this. I´m worried about the WC, specially regarding logistics, air and urban transportation. As for the Olympics, I think everything will go well.
  7. hehehe..not that much. The sales of Confederations Cup tickets was a huge success ! I expect 2014 WC tickets to be sold rapidly too, as many, many brazilians are just crazy about football.
  8. Dannyel, I agree with the video... because I´m realistic. I´m not a brazilian who lives on fantasy. Don´t get me wrong, I do love my country and I do love my city but.... ......as long as brazilians keep ignoring our country´s priorities and problems, and we do have deep problems, Brazil will never be a modern country. We will never surpass the line of "developing" countries and we will continue to have pathetic growth. People die everyday waiting for health treatment on hospital corridors, students finish high-school tottally unprepared for work, public transportation on big cities are ch
  9. in some places, protesters demands about the cut of public transportations were met yesterday, but still there are protests schedule for the next days in other cities and about other big issues. It seems that they´ll be focused on corruption (PEC-37) from now. Despite clashes in Fortaleza yesterday it seems that those gatherings are not endangering the Tournment. Which is a good thing
  10. Wow. what a game. I was supporting Japan. But even with the loss they did a great job
  11. You´re getting all wrong Danniel. Nobody is blaming the World Cup about the problems in Brazil. People are just realizing that there are other priorities and the expenses with the WC are too exaggerated. And the girl is not boycotting the WC. She just stated her reasons why she´s not going. She even says that the WC is a great event. It´s up to anyone to support the event or not, but the ones who don´t support it must have their right of opinion respected The real problem is that both politicians and now Fifa are trying to imply that the WC will bring structural legacys for the country. Yo
  12. That´s true, boycotting the event right won´t change anything. We assumed the commitment, we must deal with it, the best way we can do. A lot of money has been already spent in controversial ways. Boycotting would just do harm. But I do believe that the protests are valid, as long as they remain pacific and the voice of the ones who doesn´t agree with the event must be heard. 30 billion BRL may not seems too much for the size of our economy, but as you stated, our government is in constant debt and inflation rates are rising again. But for investment in public services it would help a lot.
  13. If you watch the video carefully, you´ll see that the girl is not condemning the WC for what is happening in the country or its situation. She even says that both the Olympics and the WC are great events. And I´m sure everydoby agrees with that. What she´s stating is that, with the actual social situation in the country, the WC is nothing more than fancy expenses that won´t help change anything nor give the country some useful legacy, as the government want the population to believe. Only a small fraction of all infra-structure projects that were planned for it are actually on the works. The
  14. The protests actually started due to the raise on public transportation fees, but people started to protest against other things too. The funny thing is that this girl actually made this video many weeks before the protests started, and the day she finally had the video edited and published coincided with the day of the 5th protest in Sao Paulo
  15. Yes, spending money on big events will always be an issue for some people, wherever they are. The problem is that Brazil still has a long way to go in its social conditions. Countries like Uk and Australia are better prepared and have way better health, security, educational and social conditions than Brazil. Brazilians pay around 37% of their wages in taxes and don´t see improvements in any area. So the issue is even bigger
  16. It doesn´t appear that she´s using wrong numbers on her video. The values she used are the ones that have been widely stated by media and by our government. The point is that our government often announces mannipulated data. At a certain point she said that illiteracy can be between 21% or 10 %, because for the Brazilian government a person who can at least (or only) write its own name is not considered to be illiterate, even if she/he can´t properly read. And, Danny, our country has a lot of good things, specially natural beauties, cuisine, music, arts......but as long as Brazilians keep d
  17. It´s been a long time since I last checked these forums... Not that I´m trying to be a troll or to start a pointless and sensationalist discussion, but this brazilian girl made this and she´s getting a quite good audience, because actually many, many brazilians, including me, agree with her statements I thought this could be interesting for anyone who don´t know Brazil
  18. The mayor of Sao Paulo has just started a survey/study for a possible upgrading of the Pacaembu Stadium, as an alternative for hosting games if Corinthians FC Stadium can´t be built in time or be adquate for as opening game : Video - Pacaembu proposal That is to say... Sao Paulo still has not a confirmed venue....
  19. Unlikely. For the athletics competitions they will use Engenhao Stadium. Maracana will be used for the 2016 Ceremonies, though..
  20. Man, there are so much controversy going around this Sao Paulo Stadium lately ........ I hope it comes true at last, but why so many speculative information on the media ?
  21. This is ugly ! Seems too simple for a World Cup Stadium. I´d rather stick with the bar-code stadium. A lot more stylish.... Now I´m sure that the opening is not going to be hosted in Sao Paulo All of this just confirm the fact that Morumbi exclusion was just political and nothing else. They changed a cheaper refurbishment project for a bigger Stadium for a more expansive project for a smaller stadium. Seems weird. But after all it´s the WC in Brazil, so weird decisions are common, based much more upon personal feelings than intelligence. Now there are some rumors that Fifa and CBF may pr
  22. Calm down, my friend. There´s still too much to go on about that. Forget all that Folha de Sao Paulo sensacionalism. The only official information is that Corinthians is lauching a plan to build a 48.000 seats stadium and IF it comes true, then the Committee will use it for the World Cup. Of course it will neither host the opening game nor a semifinal. So the background for Sao Paulo in the WC will be the same if Morumbi was to be used. But they don´t even have a project. The picture above has nothing to do with a possible construction. They still don´t have the money and it´s not clear wher
  23. Yes, yes.... great idea. That would, obviously, be the best choice for the city. An upgrading for Pacaembu I was skeptic about this idea just due to the size of the complex. I simply couldn´t see what could be done do Pacaembu, since the stadium occupies a rather small area for a 60000 or so upgrading. The project seems nice. If they can cope with all the bureaucratic things involving changes in a city heritage site protected by law...... Still, the Morumbi stadium still seems as the first option. Let´s see what´s gonna happen
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