Prosecutors press for execution of Olympic legacy plan

  • 23/05/2017 - 10h49

Alana Gandra reports from Agência Brasil

Rio de Janeiro - Anoitecer na área residencial da Vila Olímpica dos Jogos Rio 2016 (Fernando Frazão/Agência Brasil)

Olimpic village, Rio de Janeiro Fernando Frazão/Agência Brasil

The Federal Prosecution Service (MPF) held a public hearing on Participatory Olympic Legacy in Rio on Monday (May 22) with the aim of engaging the society in taking stock of the Olympic legacy and deciding on the purpose and use for the facilities built for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

Rio de Janeiro - O Procurador da República Leandro Mitidieri fala sobre a Operação Saqueador, a qual pede a prisão dos empresários Fernando Cavendish e Carlos Cachoeira por lavagem de dinheiro (Tânia Rêgo/Agênc

Federal Prosecutor Leandro MitidieriTânia Rêgo/Agência Brasil

Federal Prosecutor Leandro Mitidieri said the residents of the areas where Olympic facilities are located should be listened to by the authorities responsible for the Olympic legacy.

According to the Prosecution Service, the legacy was not adequately planned, and the plans have not been followed. As an example, Rio's municipal government had not been due to hand over four arenas—the velodrome, the Olympic tennis center, and Carioca 1 and 2 arenas—to the central government, which according to prosecutors found these facilities in poor condition.


Translated by Mayra Borges

Edição Davi Oliveira / José Romildo

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