by Ben Nicolas
on Friday, October 2nd, 2009 at 7:45pm.
I think the fact the IOC wanted to do something avant garde and choose an exotic destination for the Olympics where the game has never been held before is a great idea. Rio De Janeiro is an unbelieveable city, personally I would love to be in Rio for the games I'm sure the experience would be something special. In the 2008 China games there was that very unfortunate event where the parents of an american was stabbed randomly. I gurauntee the violence, robbery, kidnapping and extortion that will take place in 2016 will be 20X worse. Rio is a beautiful city but very rough and very dangerous. While the Cariocas will be on their best behavior for the Olympics so will the the street thugs, kidnappers, drug dealers, and theives. Good luck to anyone who goes to Brazil for the 2016 Olympics, be careful!!