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Brazil’s Olympic catastrophe

I went to Rio recently to see how preparations for the Games are going. The host city is one huge construction site where work is still in progress ....

Summer of sporting ‘political risk’

For the foreseeable future, the perception that hosting a World Cup or Olympic Games is a major symbol of national prestige will continue to trump the headaches that can come with staging them....

Zika is coming

The Aedes aegypti mosquito has transmitted viruses such as yellow fever and dengue throughout the Gulf Coast for centuries....