Rio de Janeiro will host the summer games in 2016. I think its good for Brazil. I wonder if it was insulting for the president and first lady when the rest of the world voted Chicago out, especialy because he made a "special" speach and all.
for sure, it's security reasons, what I can recall, there was one well known actor from India was stranded in the airport for one hour, somewhere in US, for questioning, for sure they can't do that for thousands of people who gonna come here for olympics. And also, US can't give easily a tourist visa to other countries, while Brazil, they are happy to issue tourist visa, and of course if more tourist will come and visit your countries more money will come. That's my opinion.