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Title The 2016 Olympic games in Rio : issues, concerns, and background on Brazil / Cassandra Hines, editor
Published New York : Nova Science Publisher's, Incorporated, [2016]


Description 1 online resource
Series Sports and athletics preparation, performance, and psychology
Sports and athletics preparation, performance, and psychology series.
Contents Preface; Chapter 1; The 2016 Olympic Games: Health, Security, Environmental, and Doping Issues*; Summary; Introduction; Overview; The Zika Virus Outbreak23; Background; A Proposal to Postpone or Cancel the Games; Protections for U.S. Travelers and Athletes; Protections for Pregnant Women; Brazilian Health Services for Olympians and Visitors35; Public Safety and Security during the Games; Public Safety Concerns50; Security Concerns60; Terrorist Incidents in Past Olympics; The Terrorist Threat to the Rio Games64; Brazil's Security Preparations for the Games
U.S. Citizens Requiring Assistance7'Environmental Concerns73; Background: Environmental Commitments for the Olympics Games; Water Quality Issues; Implementing the Environmental Commitments; Health Implications for Athletes; Environmental Legacy of Hosting the Olympics; Implications of the Olympics for Brazil99; Doping117; The Russian Athletics Federation and Doping; 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics and Doping; Ramifications of the IC Report and IP Report; Russian Athletes; Other Athletes; Re-Testing of Samples from Previous Summer Olympics; Other Athletes' Concerns
Protecting Clean Athletes Post-2016 Rio GamesAppendix. Anti-Doping Acronyms; Glossary; End Notes; Chapter 2; Zika Virus in Latin America and the Caribbean: U.S. Policy Considerations*; Summary; Introduction; Background; Aedes-Related Outbreaks in Latin America and the Caribbean; Zika in Latin America and the Caribbean; Zika: From Latin America to the United States and U.S. Territories; International Zika Responses in Latin America and the Caribbean; Country Efforts; Brazil33; Colombia; Multilateral Organizations; WHO and PAHO; World Bank; Inter-American Development Bank; U.S. Government
Supplemental RequestReprogrammed Funds for USAID and CDC Programs; Congressional Action on the Budget Request62; Issues to Consider; Balancing Support for Multilateral and Bilateral Zika Responses; Health as a Component of USAID Development Assistance to Latin America and the Caribbean68; U.S. Global Health Support in Latin America; Pandemic Preparedness; Research and Development for Neglected Diseases; Possible Future Actions; Appendix A. Supporting Documentation; Appendix B. Online Resources on Zika Virus; End Notes; Chapter 3; Brazil: Background and U.S. Relations*; Summary
Domestic SituationLegislative Developments; Recent Developments; Political and Economic Situation; Background; Cardoso Administration (1995-2002); Lula Administration (2003-2010); Rousseff Administration (2011-Present); Economic Challenges; Political Challenges; U.S.-Brazil Relations; U.S. Foreign Assistance and Trilateral Development Initiatives; Zika Virus Response47; Commercial Relations; Bilateral Trade and Investment; Cotton Dispute70; Energy Ties; Biofuels; Oil; Security Cooperation; Counternarcotics; Counterterrorism100; Defense; Promotion of Racial Equality; Amazon Conservation
Summary Over the years, host countries and cities have had to deal with a variety of concerns, problems, or criticisms, and Rio de Janeiro is no exception. Separately or collectively, a variety of issues might pose risks to the health, safety, and general well-being of athletes and their families, team personnel, and spectators participating in or attending the 2016 Games. Chief among these are the Zika virus, public safety threats, security concerns, and environmental conditions. This book also discusses the possible implications of hosting the Olympics for Brazil and the issue of doping
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
SUBJECT Olympic Games (31st : 2016 : Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Olympic Games fast
Subject Olympics.
Olympics -- Social aspects -- Brazil
GAMES -- Gambling -- Sports.
SPORTS & RECREATION -- Business Aspects.
TRAVEL -- Special Interest -- Sports.
Olympics -- Social aspects
Form Electronic book
Author Hines, Cassandra, editor
LC no. 2020678149
ISBN 9781536101232
Other Titles Two thousand sixteen Olympic games in Rio