Edwin wrote:I think the drug scandal, the uncomfortable fact of poverty in Brazil and the timezone has put a lot of people off. They are also following from London that managed to fill every stadium with spectators for every sport and Beijing that made sure all seats had people in them. Roll on Tokyo 2020 ¬_¬
This in bold. 2012 the BBC put up extra web streams and it was great clicking a button to see whatever sport you wanted at the sports site. This time round they put that into 8 extra TV channels instead and you have to hit the main iPlayer to drill through the footage if you miss something. The trade-off is you can watch it all for three more weeks but even when staying up late sport isn't usually the first thing you watch.
Throw in the fact that the host city almost never makes money (not sure about London, maybe selling off the flats and West Ham moving in will mean we break even) and no wonder the people are protesting the games in Brazil, and the IOC chose somewhere else that has hosted before for next time.