Brazil Plans Big Spending to Improve Medal Haul in 2016

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Brazil Plans Big Spending to Improve Medal Haul in 2016
Jerry Lai-USA TODAY

The host nation of the next Olympics had a mixed outing in London and is hoping that a surge in spending on athletes and facilities will ensure it makes the top 10 medals table in 2016 on home soil in Rio de Janeiro. Brazil won 17 medals in London, two more than its previous best in Beijing, finishing 22nd in the overall count.

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