The Olympic Games and Brazil Analytical Essay by scribbler

An analysis of the effect the 2016 Summer Olympic Games will have on Brazil's political, social and economical infrastructure.
# 152225 | 2,908 words | 10 sources | MLA | 2013 | US
Published on Jan 15, 2013 in Sport (Olympics) , Latin-American Studies (Post-Modern (1960 on))

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The paper assesses the impact the Olympic Games will have on Brazil as the hosting country for the 2016 Summer Olympic Games. The paper outlines the history of the Olympic Games and describes the importance of the Olympics for the country hosting them. The paper explains how given the political nature of the Games, aside from their symbolic and human implications, Brazil could be a very successful case in which the Olympic Games could help the development of the country. The paper concludes that it is difficult to say whether or not Brazil will live up to the expectations the state itself imposed.

The Olympic Games
Brazil and the Olympic Games

From the Paper:

"The Olympic Games and the Olympic Spirit represented along the history of human kind a symbolic moment. It stood for peace, reconciliation, and most importantly a time for reflecting on the human nature. Given the Olympic spirit, wars were halted and gave room to fair play and honest competition. The Olympic Spirit, according to the International Olympic Committee represents "building a peaceful and better world ... in the Olympic spirit which requires mutual understanding, with a spirit of friendship, solidarity, and fair play. It gives more people a chance to experience the Olympic Games and discover the courage and stamina it takes to become an Olympic athlete" (The International Olympic Committee, 2009). For the Honorary president of the ICC, Juan Antonio Samaranch, the Olympic Games represents "athletes, sports, and Olympic ideas." (The International Olympic Committee, 2009)
"The history of the Olympic Games dates back from the time of the Roman Empire and soon became a tradition for the most important athletes to attend this event in the attempt to become part of this event and thus to history. As decades and centuries went by, the Olympic Games still represent a crucial moment in the lives of the athletes but at the same time in those of the ones who organize it."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • BBC. Rio to stage 2016 Olympic Games. 2009. Retrieved April 23, 2010, from
  • Encyclopedia of the Nations. Economic development - Brazil - tax, located, export, problem, growth, economic growth, infrastructure, power. Retrieved April 23, 2010 from
  • Gomez, Eduardo. "Why Brazil Won". Foreign Policy. 2009. Retrieved April 23, 2010, from
  • Martins, Monica Dias, Hallewell Laurence. "Globalization and Development in Brazil" Latin American Perspectives, Vol. 29, No. 6, Globalization and Globalism in Latin America and the Caribbean. (Nov., 2002), pp. 94-99.
  • Osava, Mario. Inequality Gap Narrowing at Last. IPS 2006. Retrieved April 23, 2010, from

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