Do Brazilians Think The Olympics Are Worth It?

BuzzFeed News spoke to Brazilians to see what they thought.

On Friday night, Brazilians gathered outside of Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro where the Olympic opening ceremony was taking place.

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BuzzFeed News asked Brazilian fans if they think the Olympics were worth it and if it was something they would be proud of.

BuzzFeed News asked Brazilian fans if they think the Olympics were worth it and if it was something they would be proud of.

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Many said that the Rio Olympics — despite its ongoing problems — would lead to better things for the city.

Many said that the Rio Olympics — despite its ongoing problems — would lead to better things for the city.

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Also, the Olympics shines a light on athletes from less popular sports, something the Brazilians BuzzFeed News spoke to pointed out is very important in a country like Brazil where football dominates athletic conversations.

Also, the Olympics shines a light on athletes from less popular sports, something the Brazilians BuzzFeed News spoke to pointed out is very important in a country like Brazil where football dominates athletic conversations.

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