Evaluation of the impact of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games on air quality in the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil / Alex Ruben Huaman De La Cruz, Enrique Roy Dionisio Calderon, Bruno Bôscaro França

Huaman De La Cruz, Alex Ruben | Calderon, Enrique Roy Dionisio | França, Bruno Bôscaro

Air pollution is a frequent problem in sport mega-events. Information on air quality before, during and after these Mega-events can offer a meaningful contribution to our knowledge of the environmental impacts associates to major sporting event. In this study, the authors evaluated ambient air pollution (PM10, SO2, CO, O3, and NOx - NO and NO2) during three periods in the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: (period A) before the Games, July 1st -August 4th, n = 35 days; (period B) during the Games, August 5th -September 18th, n = 44 days; and (period C) after the Games, September 19th - October 31st, n = 43 days.

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