Alex: Yeah, $50 billion right?
José: I I, you know that is five times more than it cost to put on the Vancouver Olympics and apparently $10 billion of that was spent building a road.
Alex: It’s crazy isn’t it? (pth-ah, now) But I think that in Russia um, money was not spent *uh* proper means, right? Uh, I think (hmm) a lot of money went, went to uhof certain people.
José: Ah, I think that’s clear I I think it’s it’s really obvious *and I* if you want to get down to the details, yes it’s you get into the problem of proving anything, but it’s pretty clear that spending $10 billion or sorry nearly $10 billion to build what was effectively like a 20 km road is just it’s just ridiculous and it’s not just this one. Um, uh, the uh, the upcoming Olympics (in Brazil?) in Brazil. All kinds of controversies about that. Have you heard about any of that?
Alex: Yeah, I don’t know too much about the preparations for the Brazil, uh, Olympics, but uh, the World Cup is (right right) is *coming* this year
José: This year 2014 yeah.
Alex: We’re we’re just less than a hundred days away from the opening of the World Cup.
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