"This will leave a tremendous legacy for Rio not just for the 16 days of competition, but for decades to come, for many generations who will benefit from this legacy. And I think in this aspect is it socially warranted and responsible."--International Olympic Committee president Jacques Rogge on the Pan American Games which open today Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Problems have emerged such as insufficient bathrooms at some venues and three athletes suspended for drug use. Yet over $2 billion has been invested in security, infrastructural improvements, and other areas to ensure that the Games are a success.
Sources- Voice of America, BBC News, International Herald Tribune, MSNBC
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