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2016-08-05 The 2016 Rio Olympic Games
   2016-08-05 14:31:26    CRIENGLISH.com      Web Editor: Shi Jie



Global Talks:
Today we are talking about:
With a record number of athletes competing in a record number of events, the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro are set to formally begin later today, as the Games' opening ceremony gets underway. This will be the first time the Olympics has been held in South America, though preparations for these landmark Games have not been without controversy. In the face of so many difficulties, what sort of a Games will Rio be able to deliver? Which teams and athletes are likely to feature highly in the medal table? And what sort of a legacy will these Games leave for both Rio de Janeiro and Brazil as a whole? These questions and much more on this edition of Today, where we'll be discussing the 2016 Olympic Games.

We are joined by:
-(in Rio) Liu Lingling, Founder of SportsCom Consulting.
-(in the US) Derek Catsam, Professor of History at the University of Texas of the Permian Basin.
-(in Beijing)Mark Dreyer, long-time sports journalist and founder of the China Sports Insider website.

 

 

Business & Online Unleashed:
Today we are talking about:
-UK cuts interest rates
-The upcoming G20 summit in Hangzhou
-Strange Olympic stories from the past
-Some unique selling tecnhiques come out of China.

 

 

 
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