The costs in personal suffering upon which the Olympic Games are made

Carlos Augusto Pereira laments the destruction of his house before a crowd of international journalists on August 2, 2016. PHOTO | ROY GACHUHI |

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  • The costs in personal suffering upon which the Games are made ‘Pereira’s house had been one of two left standing; it would be the penultimate one to be reduced to rubble so that Olympic Park could look pristine and worthy of the eyes of the world’s adoring visitors’

The Olympic Park will be the nerve centre of the Games of the XXXI Olympiad in Rio de Janeiro. Here, the world’s cameras will be trained on the finest athletes in the world competing for gold in basketball, wrestling, judo, fencing, taekwondo, handball, diving, synchronised swimming, water polo, swimming, water polo, tennis, gymnastics and track cycling.

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