WorldViews: People also thought South Africa wouldn’t be ready for the World Cup

By Max Fisher, February 6, 2014

There are increasingly worrying signs that Russia may not be totally prepared for the Winter Olympics, which officially kick off in the resort city of Sochi on Friday. It's worth comparing that to the lead-up to another major sporting event in a developing country that can sometimes struggle with large infrastructure projects: the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.

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