News from the four finalists angling to host the 2016 Summer Olympics:
- Will decaying transportation infrastructure work against Chicago?
- Madrid’s security profile just improved.
- Brazilian President Lula Da Silva, on behalf of Rio, is playing the “we deserve it” card. What really may be in Brazil’s favor is that the Rio Olympic budget dwarfs those of competing cities.
- Tokyo is busy downplaying concerns about the proximity of a hostile North Korea.