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 RioOnWatch.org.Eduardo Paes: http://fb.com/eduardopaesRJ | http://twitter.com/eduardopaes_ Theresa Williamson: http://twitter.com/greencitiesRio On Watch: http://RioOnWatch.org | http://twitter.com/rioonwatch Catalytic Communities: http://catcomm.org | http://twitter.com/catcommColumn: Don’t Move the Olympics, Protest Them http://thenation.com/article/dont-move-the-olympics-protest-themSee more videos from Dave in Brazil: http://fb.com/edgeofsportspodMusic by Onias Comenda ‘Berimbau’ https://soundcloud.com/boebis2 Ocupa Carnaval ‘Bandeira Branca,’ ’Mascara Negra’ http://soundcloud.com/ocupa-carnaval Beat Box - Dj Perera 2016 http://soundcloud.com/bruninho-do-funk—http://edgeofsportspodcast.com | http://twitter.com/edgeofsports | email us: edgeofsports@slate.comCover photo: Tasso Marcelo (AFP)