September 16, 2019
 In Mitigating Negative Impacts on Host Cities

Country: Brazil
Delegate Name: Natalie Marietti

Country: Brazil
Delegate Name: Natalie Marietti
Vicksburg High school

The Olympics are having a negative impact on the host cities. Many cities such as Rio de Janeiro are having financial issues from hosting the Olympics. The negative effects of the Olympics on Rio de Janeiro were an increase in public debt, violations of human rights, and an increase in violence. There needs to be better management for the host cities of the Olympics so other cities don’t have to experience such negative effects. There also needs to be more steps to ensure that a country is financially stable enough to host.

Brazil has hosted the Olympics only once during the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. During this time, Brazil was in the midst of an economic recession. Fifty days before the opening of the Olympics, the governor of Rio declared a state of financial emergency. Rio was on the brink of a collapse on public security, health, education, transportation, and environmental management. During the Olympics, violence was a big issue in Rio. Many civilians had to be relocated because of the Olympics and this caused problems with the Rio police. The communities most affected by this violence are those living in slums located around the main access routes to and from the international airport and competition arenas.

The 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro is an example of what should never happen again to a host city. To prevent this from happening again, we should make sure that there is better management in a host city and that they need to be financially stable enough to host. To prevent unrest, cities should make sure that their civilians are aware of what needs to be done in order to host the Olympics such as re-homing some civilians to prevent violence. To prevent a financial emergency, the Olympics should make sure that a city is financially stable enough to host so there are no emergencies. Simple steps like these can help prevent any more negative impacts in host cities.

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