One year after the World Cup in Brazil, most of the country's stadiums are not being used like they ought to be. Stadium owners are on the lookout for creative ideas to somehow make the arenas profitable.
Kaliningrad has inaugurated a new football stadium built for the 2018 World Cup. It could quickly come to symbolize the financial burden that Russia will have with such facilities after the tournament is over.
Its World Cup exit is part of an increasingly familiar picture. The ex-football and export champion now seems passive and indecisive, while others dominate the game. It is partly a leadership issue, says Joscha Weber.
The corruption involving Brazil's largest constructor has spread into the sports world. Nearly 100 politicians are currently under investigation in connection with the ongoing scandal.
The Rio Olympics were a breeding ground for corruption that left behind crumbling mega-projects. But they also emboldened locals to organize and raise their voices against Brazil's plutocracy, Andrew Purcell reports.
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