Police protests, the threat of the Zika virus, incomplete transport links and a "state of financial emergency" — the build-up to South America's inaugural Olympic Games on August 5 has been rocky.
The governor of Rio de Janeiro declared a "state of financial emergency" just two months ahead of the event in order to secure further funding for during the games. Meanwhile, headlines scream of infrastructure deadlines missed, athletes skipping the event and even a scuppered terror plot.
Brazil's steep recession may mean its economy is less able to withstand the cost than other host nations, though. Its economy is seen shrinking again in 2016, by 3.3 percent, before growing by 0.5 percent in 2017, according to the International Monetary Fund. Its economy was growing strongly when it bid for the games a decade ago.