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Department of Geography

The voice of the dark sides of the Olympic Games

A very frequently quoted critic of the Olympic Summer Games in Rio, Brazil, 2016 was Christopher Gaffney. Before he joined our Department, he lived in Rio for six years to study the impact of the World Cup 2014 and the Olympic Games on the urban center and its population.

Please find here a selection of the more than 80 interviews he gave:

Global Construction Review, 13.09.2016

Blick, 04.08.2016 (German)

BBC Video, 31.07.2016

Architectural Review, 27.05.2016

Gaffney in Rio