26 Feb '15, 8pm

"Occupy Golf" movement gathers steam in Brazil amid controversial Olympic plans

Golf’s first appearance in the Olympics since 1904 won’t happen without a few bumps along the way. While questions have been raised in court rooms about what impact the new Olympic golf course designed by Gil Hanse for the 2016 Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro is going to have on the surrounding ecosystem, a group named Occupy Golf is protesting on the side of the highway near the where the course is being built. Like the more famous Occupy Wall Street, this group is attempting to make its point -- in particular about the environment and money -- peacefully. The environmental issues are straightforward: The golf course is being built on a section of land that was formerly part of the Marapendi Municipal Natural Park. The more than 610 acre park is used for leisure and environmental education -- which is where the issues come in. According to Occupy Golf's website, there are ...

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