The 2016 Olympics: Welcome To The City Of Jesus

Although things aren’t too cheerful at the White House right now, there’s much banging of percussion instruments and dancing the Samba in other parts of the world over Rio de Janeiro’s choice as host of the 2016 Olympic Games. Exotic beaches. Beautiful women. These guys. It’s gonna be the world’s biggest party, right?

Police training in Rio

Well, maybe, but I’ve seen enough episodes of “City Of Men” to know that there may be pitfalls to this plan. In a lot of ways, Rio is the worst possible spot for the Olympics. And while their successful bid will go a long way toward revitalizing the city and the entire nation, will six-plus years be enough time to pull it all off? The answer is shrouded in mystery, and a fair amount of pollution. Read more…