Sochi 2014 and World Cup: National Pride vs. Economic Realities

Andrew ZimbalistWhat are the priorities of government officials for the upcoming Sochi Winter Olympics in Russia and the 2014 World Cup in Brazil? An estimated $51 -$65 billion has been spent on the Sochi Winter Olympics and the 2014 FIFA World Cup, with many allegations of corruption and malpractice. In Brazil, major protests and civil unrest have erupted around the stadiums.
Andrew Zimbalist, Sports Economist, and Paulo Sotero, Director of the Brazil Institute at the Wilson Center, discuss these hard-hitting issues.