The mayor of Rio de Janeiro has said it is a shame his city will be hosting the Olympic Games in 2016 because Brazil lacks a sports policy.
Eduardo Paes said that his city should not pay for high performance athletes. "Rio will have to look after the legacy of infrastructure," he said, "But it's unclear who will run the sports centers after the Olympics."
In an interview to ESPN, Mayor Paes also said it was a "scandal" that top Brazilian sports officials remained in their posts for life. (AFP)