Eye on Rio
Stories from the host city of the 2016 Summer Olympic Games
If L.A. were a country, it would rank ninth in the world.
Scrutiny over corruption and public health may be the best thing to come out of the city hosting the Summer Olympics.
It depends on how you count.
A Brazilian research project details development in Rio since it won its Olympic bid seven years ago. It doesn’t paint a very positive picture.
CrimeRadar is the world’s first publicly available crime-forecasting tool based on open-access data. But will it work?
The photographer Marc Ohrem-Leclef documents the effects of forced evictions in the favelas.
Where America’s Olympians hail from and train.
It might save money, but it would cost the world dearly in other ways.
Authorities are investigating inconsistencies in the swimmer’s report about being mugged at gunpoint—a story that would confirm the worst impressions about life in Rio.
What do you do when you’re competing for a country that might disappear? You dance.
Using what Mayor Eduardo Paes calls “nomadic architecture,” the city plans to dismantle one of its arenas and turn it into schools.
By 2085, rising temperatures will mean that just 33 cities can safely host the games.
Small countries rise to the top when we control for population, GDP, and size of Olympic delegation.
On its 40th anniversary, the “Big Owe” is slowly turning into a source of pride.
The source of the problem? Brazil was unprepared to host the Olympic Games.
Perhaps Brazilian security was never prepared for the Olympics, but the decision to ditch strict procedures puts the games at risk.
It’s not the U.S.
The city installed expensive new technology for the event, but a recent study finds the investment might not pay off in the long run.
A Google web documentary takes a look inside the city’s informal settlements.
A few radical ideas to reform the games.
The Olympics were supposed to elevate the health of Rio de Janeiro. Instead, the risk of Zika makes proceeding with the games “negligent in the extreme.”