'It's a shame' Brazil to host Olympics: Rio mayor
RIO DE JANEIRO, Rio de Janeiro (AFP) - Rio Mayor Eduardo Paes said it was "a shame" that Brazil is hosting the 2016 Summer Olympics because the country lacks a sports policy.
"It is a shame that Brazil is hosting the Olympic Games (...) We must handle the legacy of the Olympics in the city.
"It is up to the federal government to create a federal policy," he said in an interview to be aired in full on the ESPN channel Friday.
In the interview, Mr Paes told sports journalist Juca Kfouri that his city will be left with "a legacy" of infrastructure but said it was unclear who would run the sports centers after the Olympics.