The world’s eyes have been turned to the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, and the drama associated with the thrill of victory and agony of defeat has not disappointed. The love of sports transcends borders, and bringing top athletes together to represent their countries is the height of competition. The only thing that rivals the drama of sports is the world of politics. And once the pools have been emptied, the ping pong tables stacked away and the athletes have departed, Brazilians must turn their attention back to the only contest left in town: a political scandal for the ages. It is a debacle that will leave the people of Brazil feeling as deflated as a worn-out beach volleyball.
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