A swimmer trains at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium ahead of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games
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Rio 2016: Will the Olympics be worth it for Brazil?

When Rio was awarded the 2016 Olympic Games in 2009, Brazil was a soaring emerging economy. But as the Games finally kick off, the country is in a dire financial situation.

What was supposed to be a celebration of Brazil's arrival among the global economic elite is turning out to be a financial challenge amidst a tough recession that may only ease in late 2017.

The BBC's Daniel Gallas looks at whether hosting the Games will be worth it for Brazilians.

  • 05 Aug 2016
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