Scathing news on Rio Olympics: venues ‘White Elephants’

RIO DE JANEIRO — A sovereign prosecutor looking into final year’s Rio de Janeiro Olympics says that many of a venues “are white elephants” that were built with “no planning.”

The sardonic news offering Monday during a open conference confirms what The Associated Press reported several months after a games ended. Many of a venues are empty, boarded up, and have no tenants or income with a upkeep costs dumped on a sovereign government.

“There was no planning,” sovereign prosecutor Leandro Mitidieri told a open conference on a Olympics. “There was no formulation when they put out a bid to horde a Games. No planning.

“They are white elephants today,” Mitidieri added. “What we are perplexing to demeanour during here is to how to spin this into something usable.”

Rio de Janeiro spend about $12 billion to classify a games, that were tormented by cost-cutting, bad attendance, and reports of bribes and crime related to a building of some Olympic-related facilities.

The Olympic Park in suburban Barra da Tijuca, that was a largest cluster of venues, is an area of dull arenas with confusion still remaining from a games. The second largest cluster, in a northern area of Deodoro, is sealed notwithstanding skeleton to open it as a open park with swimming comforts for a mostly bad who live in a area.

Patricia Amorim, a undersecretary for sports in a city of Rio, pronounced rarely publicized skeleton were on reason to idle one locus and spin a stays into 4 schools. The locus was a venue for handball.

“It will be dismantled,” she said. “We are only watchful to know either we will indeed have resources to build these schools on other sites, or either we will idle it and wait for a resources to come. Our schools need to be reformed and that’s a priority, not new schools.”

Nine months after a Rio Olympics ended, a internal organizing cabinet still owes creditors about $30 million, and 137 medals awarded during a games are rusting and need to be repaired.

Former Rio de Janeiro Mayor Eduardo Paes, a relocating force with a International Olympic Committee behind organizing final year’s Olympics, is being investigated for allegedly usurpation during slightest 15 million reals ($5 million) in payments to promote construction projects tied to a games.

He denies any wrongdoing.

Organizing cabinet orator Mario Andrada pronounced some-more than 100 medals awarded during a Olympics showed signs of rusting. He pronounced many were bronze medals, and pronounced many of a tarnished medals had been awarded to Americans.

“Most of a problems were due to handling, bad handling,” Andrada said. “Either they fell on a building or they were touching any other so, it was a problem of handling. Whatever was a problem with a bad handling, it took a shimmer off a award and afterwards we see rusting.”

He pronounced a medals would be remade during Brazil’s mint, called a Casa da Moeda.

He pronounced some-more than 2,000 medals were awarded during a Olympics and pronounced “several other games had problems with medals.”

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