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Do Brazilians Think The Olympics Are Worth It?

BuzzFeed News spoke to Brazilians to see what they thought.

Posted on August 8, 2016, at 9:49 a.m. ET

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 thought the Olympics were worth it and if it was something they would be proud of.

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

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.

Not everyone was as optimistic though.