FIFA World Cup 2014 Brazil Rio De Janeiro Maracana stadium police security forces

FIFA World Cup 2014: Brazil Spends Almost $1B on High Tech Security, 'RoboCop'-Style Armored Police

If you're in Rio catching the FIFA World Cup 2014, you might see some futuristic looking riot police clad in black armor resembling the titular character from the RoboCop reboot, along with gas masks that look like Darth Vader. That's just a sample of the massive buildup of 21st century military tech meant to secure visitors and "pacify" impoverished Brazilians, fed up with the country's massive spending on international sporting events.
Winners Press Conferences & Photocall - 2013 Laureus World Sports Awards (Michael Phelps)

Michael Phelps Making Waves in the Pool Again

Legendary Olympian Michael Phelps may be eyeing a return to the pool.
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