The 2016 Summer Olympics are finally here, opening this week in Rio de Janeiro amid a plethora of concerns, including the Zika virus, water contamination, and civil unrest. Here, Olympics expert and associate teaching professor Philip D’Agati explains what we can expect and says of the city, “Their planning hasn’t been that bad.”
A new study from a team of Brazilian scientists has found that a drug-resistant bacterium has been growing off two city beaches bordering Guanabara Bay, where Olympic sailors will compete next month. We asked Daniel Faber, professor of sociology and director of Northeastern’s Environmental Justice Research Collaborative, to discuss the social, political, and scientific implications of the findings.
At Northeastern’s CEO Breakfast Forum, Boston 2024 Partnership Chairman John Fish outlined why he believes hosting the Olympic Games could be the most transformative experience in the city’s history.
Boston is on the short list of cities for a potential U.S. bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympics. Here, assistant professor of business Rosanna Garcia, who has visited the past eight Summer Games, discusses what it takes to host the international event and what it could mean for the city.
Rosanna Garcia, an associate professor of marketing who has attended the summer Olympics since 1984, explains how the Games have changed over the last two decades.