The Olympics and the Battle for Rio's Future

May 20, 2016, 10:20 AM

This is the Olympics edition of the Edge of Sports podcast, and it is a news making edition of the show. I am just back from Rio de Janeiro snd the show reflects this in rather dramatic fashion. I sat down face to face with the mayor of Rio de Janeiro Eduardo Paes for a no holds barred discussion about the Olympics, displacement, and corruption and whether Rio is ready to host the games. Then, I sit down with Rio-based activist Theresa Williamson from Catalytic Communities. Theresa does a point-by-point rebuttal to Mayor Paes. Then I have some 'Choice Words' about the Zika virus and the removal of Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff. And lastly, the 'Just Stand Up Award' goes to the independent journalists of Paes: | Theresa Williamson: On Watch: | Catalytic Communities: | Don’t Move the Olympics, Protest Them more videos from Dave in Brazil: by Onias Comenda ‘Berimbau’ Ocupa Carnaval ‘Bandeira Branca,’ ’Mascara Negra’ Beat Box - Dj Perera 2016— | | email us: edgeofsports@slate.comCover photo: Tasso Marcelo (AFP)