We are a team of three students from the University of Edinburgh investigating the socio-economic impact of hosting the Olympics on the local community in Rio de Janeiro. In conjuncture to extensive preliminary research, we are traveling to Rio this August to gain a first-hand account of the environment there.

Our project aim is to publish an informative and accessible account of the ‘state of exception’ and accelerated modernisation justified by the Olympic games, and its impact on local citizens, especially those most marginalised in Rio.

We believe in our work and aim to promote greater consideration for marginalized social classes when it comes to the theater of global mega-sporting events.

You can read a PDF of our book here.

This project is a recipient of the Edinburgh Innovative Initiative Grant, as well as the Principal’s Go Abroad Fund, and the Santander Award.