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Brazil / World Cup Soccer / Olympic Games #1124624

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Jun 18, 2014
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(Studio: Brian Williams) The rickety stadium stairway with hundreds of soccer fans at the World Cup in Brazil shown.

(Rio de Janeiro: Bill Neely) Brazil’s preparations for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro featured; scenes shown of US soccer fans celebrating, protests over the cost of the World Cup and the Games, and armed troops patrolling for drug gangs; details given about the impact of strikes on the construction schedule and about the trash in the water where sailing events will be held. [Environmental activist Leona DECKELBAUM†– says the bay can be described as a pool of sewage.] [Brazilian Olympic gold medalist Torben GRAEL†- says we cannot have a medal decided by who gets the less garbage.]

Williams, Brian;
Neely, Bill

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