The 2016 Summer Olympic Games start this week inÂ RioÂ de Janeiro, Brazil. HeadlinesÂ leading up to the games have stood in stark contrast to the upbeat, celebratory nature of the global event, showingÂ major concerns about health, safety and infrastructure.Â
This week on Noon Edition we spokeÂ toÂ local expertsÂ about the state of Brazil and the 2016 Summer Olympic Games. Is Brazil ready to host the games and are the world's demands for a flawless event unrealistic?
Noon Edition airs every Friday at 12 p.m.
Lee Alston,Â Professor of Economics and Law at Indiana University, author ofÂ Brazil in Transition
Gilvan Souza,Â Professor of Operations Management at Indiana University Kelley School of Business