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In this June 3, 2016 photo, Maria da Penha, a resident of the Vila Autódromo favela located next to Olympic Park, poses for a portrait in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Penha's home in a favela abutting the Olympic Park, known at Vila Autodromo, was demolished to make way for new construction. “For me the Olympics were awful,” said the 51-year-old, who led a year-long eminent-domain battle against Rio Mayor Eduardo Paes. “They destroyed my life, my dream. I had my own house and I won't have it anymore.” (Renata Brito/AP)
In this June 3, 2016 photo, Maria da Penha, a resident of the Vila Autódromo favela located next to Olympic Park, poses for a portrait in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Penha's home in a favela abutting the Olympic Park, known at Vila Autodromo, was demolished to make way for new construction. “For me the Olympics were awful,” said the 51-year-old, who led a year-long eminent-domain battle against Rio Mayor Eduardo Paes. “They destroyed my life, my dream. I had my own house and I won't have it anymore.” (Renata Brito/AP)
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Last summer, all eyes were on Rio as the world's best athletes competed at the 2016 Olympics. This week on Only A Game, a look at Rio's legacy of displacement, despair — and resistance in Vila Autódromo. Also, the story of one baseball superfan's 18-month quest to witness Ichiro Suzuki's 3,000th career hit. And, Alfred "Tup" Holmes' fight to desegregate golf in Atlanta in the 1950s. Join us!

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This program aired on July 22, 2017.

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