This after it was announced that the Federal Government would provide $38 million and city authorities would an extra $46 million to Rio 2016. Organizers must provide "full transparency of income and expenditure, and give justification for the need for support from the public purse".
Olympic celebration takes focus off the political, economical and Zika problems in Brazil.
The Rio state government warned that "extreme economic measures" were needed to avoid a "total collapse in public safety, health, education, transport and environmental management."
Advocates of the hotel room tax which is meant to help subsidize Eugene 2021 have scaled back their request to try and gain support.
That is what TrackTown USA is trying to convince Oregon government officials of anyway.
The race is free, but all runners have to contribute to the town in some way, such as spending their money at local businesses.
It's less than 8-months until Rio and Brazil is dealing with a severe recession, impeachment proceedings against their president and a massive corruption scandal involving a state-run oil company.
A look at the cost vs benefit debate countries are asking themselves before they bid to host major international championships.