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“what a waste of money”
Review of Olimpic Park

Olimpic Park
Ranked #64 of 752 things to do in Rio de Janeiro
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One cannot tell one day the olimpics happened there. It is abandone by local authoroties. What a waste of public money

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Reviewed 25 November 2017

I can see little point in such a visit, but it was part of the tour, it is really not worth the effort unless Olympics and running tracks are a special interest.

Thank Ronnie S
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Reviewed 14 September 2017

Why on earth did Brazil spend billions of dollars to host the Rio 2016 Olympic Games? The answer lies in Brazil's notorious corruption schemes. Government contracts are lucrative business for construction firms which habitually overcharge for their services in exchange for rich bribes to government officials. The more expensive, the better. The Olympic Park is no exception: recent estimates point to a cost of R$ 7 billion (roughly US$ 2 billion). As if that weren't scandalous enough, the Olympic Park was built over the installations which had been built for the 2007 Panamerican Games. Furthermore, the taxpayer will be billed another R$ 1.3 billion (about US$ 400 million) just for future maintenance. That said, only a year after the Games, the installations are already decaying due to shoddy construction and lack of maintenance. Rather than building the Olympic Park, Brazil should have built a huge jail to lock up its corrupt politicians and constructors.

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Reviewed 22 June 2017

Now that the area is no longer being used for the olympics, there's absolutely nothing going on here. previous plans to have the area used for entertainment, school, etc have been abandoned and so has the area.

Thank FernandaTelles
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Reviewed 9 April 2017

It was great to see the place where the Olympic was held. Although we didnt go inside it, the structure was huge and am sure served its purpose.

Thank mindyderro
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