Terrorism concerns and reports of inferior standards at Rio Olympic Games

The 2016 Rio Olympic Games taking place in Brazil this week have been dampened by terrorism concerns and accusations of cutting costs to host the global event.

In July, the Australian Olympic team made headlines after complaining that electrical wiring was exposed in their residences.

The South American country has exceeded their budget by over 50% of an intended total expenditure of $4.6 billion. 702's John Robbie spoke to Professor at the Gordon Institute of Business Science, Lyal White, on the different challenges.

Listen to the interview below:

White said the negative reports surrounding the sporting extravaganza comes as no surprise as developing countries often come under scrutiny which casts doubt over their ability to hold successful global events.

The road to the Olympics has not been an easy one for Brazil. It's been a rocky road of the state of financial emergency, the political crises, the Zika virus.

Prof Lyal White, Gordon Institute of Business Science

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