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From London to Sochi, whose Olympic games paid off?

Fans praised the football at this summer’s Brazil World Cup, but chronic mismanagement shone a light on a bitter reality: mega events may no longer be a viable model


A sporting chance

The London 2012 Olympic Games are not only a world-class global event, but a springboard for renovation, investment and development – provided the city is equipped to seize the opportunity. Rita Lobo reports on the rewards and pitfalls in the road to becoming an Olympic Capital