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Copy of Brazil Worldcup 2014
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Countries all around the world fight to host mega sporting events such as the Olympics and World Cup for the recognition and benefits that it promises despite the costs.
However, countries fail to weigh the positive and negative impacts that such events entail.
Hence this aims to look into the Economic, Social and Environmental aspects of hosting mega sporting events.
Hosting mega sporting events may give host country and cities international recognition during the period of the game, however there are limited benefits in the long run.
Essentially, FIFA benefits the most from having these games while host countries loses big
More often not, countries think that they have the capacity to host the games. However, they fail to realise that they are achieving it at the expense of their own people, especially the poor
FIFA WORLD CUP
Biggest single-event sporting competition in the world
Played once every 4 years since 1930
Involves 32 teams over a period of 1 month
World's most widely viewed sporting event
2014 World Cup will be the 20th World Cup
Host country - Brazil
Largest country in America; stretches over almost half of the continent
5th largest country, population in the world
Population of about 190 people
Founded in 1914
Affiliated to FIFA since 1923
Brazilian team have won 5 times & are the only team to have played in every tournament
To be played in 12 host cities, 12 venues
To host Summer Olympics 2016
Road to FIFA
Brazil’s projected budget for hosting the World Cup is $30 billion (not counting private and public investments)
A reported US$3.47 billion has been spent on stadium projects
6 New venues built specifically for the World Cup in 5 host cities, remaining 6 venues were extensively renovated