3. And One More, for Good Measure…


As a promotional event for the Olympics, 28 skydivers attempted to recreate the Olympic rings over Rio. Two of these skydivers lost their lives in the attempt.

4. Debt on Debt


All the planning and construction for the Olympics put Rio de Janiero approximately $1 billion (USD) in debt. Rio de Janiero only got bailed out on the 30th of June.