Rio 2016: Half of Brazilians opposed to hosting Olympics, poll finds

Image Courtesy of REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

Image Courtesy of REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

By The Associated Press Staff, July 21, 2016 

RIO DE JANEIRO — Two weeks away from the Olympics, nearly two out of three Brazilians believe that hosting them will cause the country more harm than good, an opinion poll said Tuesday as worries grow over crime and budget cuts.

Half of the people surveyed by Datafolha pollster oppose the big sporting event.

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