14 Aug 2016

Tim Vickery - Politics and Sport in Brazil

From Sunday Morning, 9:40 am on 14 August 2016

While the Olympic Games rock on, Brazil has also got pressing political and economic problems on its plate right now. Rio state is broke and the country's senate has voted to hold an impeachment trial for suspended president Dilma Rousseff, who is accused of breaking the budget law. Are the games a welcome distraction - or a hassle the citizens of Brazil could do without? Tim Vickery is a British sports journalist and Brazilian football expert who has lived in Rio de Janeiro for more than 20 years.